On the eighth day of the twelfth lunar month, temples and households cook porridge with walnuts, pine seeds, small mushrooms, persimmons, chestnuts and so forth. The porridge is called “rice porridge for December Eighth”

Rice Porridge for December Eighth


  • rice 50g
  • millet 50g
  • sticky rice 50g
  • sorghum 50g
  • red beans 100g
  • lotus seeds 100g
  • broad beans 100g
  • dried longans 100g
  • peanuts 100g
  • chestnuts 100g
  • red jujube 100g
  • white sugar


1. soak the lotus seeds in a bowl of water, steam at high heat for 1 hour, take out and draw aside for later use;
2. peel off the skin of longans and remove the seeds; strip off both outer and inner skins of chestnuts; wash sorghum, red beans, broad beans, peanuts, jujube, rice, millet and sticky rice;

Rice Porridge for December Eighth

3. place sorghum, red beans, peanuts and jujube in a pot, cover with water and cook to half tender;

Rice Porridge for December Eighth

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