If you're one who prefers the sweeter things in life, this is going to be your go-to option. Making this dish is going to require a few extra ingredients, but I promise you it’ll be well worth the work! I recommend making enough Red Bean Congee for a few days so you can enjoy this delicious recipe for longer. Here’s how to whip it up...
Red Bean Congee
10g dried adzuki beans
10g dried lotus seeds
1/2 cup of sweet rice
1/2 cup of rock candy/sugar
8 cups water
Wash and drain the adzuki beans and lotus seeds.
Bring 8 cups of water to the boil in a large pot.
Add the red adzuki beans and lotus seeds into the pot.
Simmer for around 2-3 hours on a low heat, stirring occasionally until the beans start to separate/fall apart.
Wash the sweet rice and add to the pot.
Simmer for a further 1 hour on a low heat whilst stirring occassionaly.
Once the mixture has formed a soup-like texture, remove from the heat and stir in the rock sugar.
Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then place the congee in the fridge until fully chilled.
Once chilled, serve and enjoy!