Hot food is lovely during autumn. Luckily we have a porridge recipe among many cooking recipes with tea from Betterteas.com
We thought you would appreciate this unique porridge recipe you can offer, serve or share to your customers to help them warm up their bodies in this cold season.
Mung Bean, which is the main ingredient, has natural abilities to help one adjust to low temparatures while the ginger, lemongrass and hibiscus will help boost your immune system and vitamin C reserves to fight off potential opportunistic illnesses.
This porridge is based on a traditional Chinese recipe for “sweet soup” with an added touch of spice from the antiseptic ginger, so expect this to please many palates.
Mung Bean Porridge ingredients
- 1 cup Dried Mung Bean*
- barley (optional)
- 4 cups water
- Chinese Rock Sugar* or Castor sugar slightly less sweet to taste
- Wash Mung Bean and barley to clear impurities.
- Pour in a pot with 4 cups of water and sugar. Put the lid on and bring to a boil.
- Then with the lid slightly ajar, keep boiling until the skin of the beans break open and come off the bean (and the barley is nice and soft). The beans should be very soft.
- Keep stirring and adding water if necessary continuously for about 20 minutes or more.
- When the porridge is done, set aside off the heat and let it cool a little bit while preparing the syrup.
Ginger Kiss Syrup ingredients
- 1 tsp Ginger herbal tea
- 1 tsp Hibiscus herbal tea
- 1 tsp Lemongrass herbal tea
- 2 Tbsp Honey
- 3 Tbsp boiling water
- Create a concentrated herbal infusion by placing Ginger, Hibiscus and Lemongrass in a teapot and pour in 3Tbsp boiling water. Infuse for 3 minutes.
- Strain out the herbs so you would be left with the liquid infusion only.
- Combine the infusion with honey and mix. Set aside.
To serve, scoop 1 cup of the warm mung bean porridge into an individual bowl, then drizzle the lovely Ginger Kiss syrup on top.
* Mung Bean and Rock Sugar can be found in Chinese supermarkets. Mung Bean is also called Green Bean. You can substitute it with Red Bean / Azuki Bean.
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