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Autumn choices

2013-09-11 10:30:57

(China Daily)


Coix Seed Congee with Red Bean

Coix seed, also known as Job's Tears, has many health functions and is good for the spleen. Beans are a healthy source of protein, low in fat, and cholesterol-free. Red beans are also a good source of iron and fiber, aiding digestion. The congee combines coix seed, red beans, some glutinous rice, some dates and wolfberries. It is a diet meal, but also helps our body nourish the blood and hydrate our skin.


Coix seed, red bean, glutinous rice, dates, Chinese wolfberries.


1. Soak red beans in water for 2 hours, coix seed and glutinous rice for 20 minutes.

2. Clean dates and cut them into small pieces. Clean Chinese wolfberries.

3. If you have a pressure cooker, put all the ingredients in and simmer for about 2 hours, then it's done. If you are not using a pressure cooker, see the next step.

4. Add water to a pot, when boiling, put red beans in. Wait until it reaches the boiling point again, then add the coix seeds, stir slowly and simmer with the lid on for 40 minutes. Then add glutinous rice, dates, wolfberries and simmer for another 25 minutes. Done.

I have tried all these recipes myself, and I know even cooking novices will succeeed with these delightful autumn dishes.

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