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Super Easy Eight Treasure Porridge Slow Cooker/Congee (慢炖锅八宝粥)

March 20th, 2021 § 0 comments § permalink

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Healthy Porridge Crockpot Recipes

Eight Treasure Porridge is one of the healthiest most nutritious soups. This porridge can be savory or sweet. Sweet porridge can be served hot or cold. In the winter, a hot bowl of this soup build strength and keeps you warm and toasty. In the summer, a bowl of chilled porridge out of the refrigerator makes a cool refreshing snack. You can add a scoop of ice cream into the cold porridge for an extra cold treat in the hot summer months. This porridge will remove excess heat built up in your body while nourishing it at the same time.

What are the 8 ingredients in Eight Treasure Porridge?

This sweet congee is packed with vegan ingredients to boost the immune system. So, which 8 ingredients, as the name suggests, should be to used? There are so many variations on the web? The simple answer is, “Anything you have in your kitchen.” quoted from my mom who’s been making this porridge for me ever since I was a child. I could never remember what was exactly was in the porridge. All I know is, it tastes good.

I love congee or porridge. This is one of the easiest and most adaptable sweet porridge recipes, slow cooker recipes that you can cook in a crockpot. Crockpot porridge recipes are my favorite because you can throw all the ingredients in and forget about it until it’s time to eat. I am using a 5 quart crockpot. It takes time more time to figure out what ingredients to use then it is to prepare. Watch the video below for some extra tips and to help you quickly choose the ingredients to use. Enjoy this crockpot porridge sweet soup. I hope you’ll give it a try. Enjoy.

Eight Treasure Porridge Ingredients

How to Make Slow Cooker Porridge Overnight


Crockpot Porridge Cooking Directions

Measure and wash all the ingredients. Place the ingredients into the crockpot. Add pre-boiled water. Turn on high. Cook for 12 hrs or until you are ready to eat. Add sugar and serve.

Rice cooker recipe: Salted Egg or Century Eggs and Pork Porridge/Congee dim sum (懒人咸蛋瘦肉粥 / 懒人皮蛋瘦肉粥)

March 9th, 2021 § 0 comments § permalink

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My Favorite Healthy Breakfast, Dim Sum Porridge

If you are craving the porridge you get from dimsum, minus the MSG, this will be the quickest porridge you ever make. Restaurants usually use century eggs for their congee but I will use our home made salted egg this time. You can easily just replace the salted eggs with the century eggs to create the flavor you like. It’s easily adjustable. Slaving over the stove is no fun. This lazy cooking recipe allows you to be multifunctional. For example, sit on sofa and bing on Netflix while this is cooking. This recipe will become your regular goto meal.

No cooking meal prep

Salted egg or century egg pork porridge is a great healthy breakfast. You will be full of energy after you eat this. If you have no ideas for lunch or dinner, it’s an easy set and forget meal that you can have anytime. There’s absolutely no meal prep needed, the quick version will only take 5 minutes to put together. You can decide on a whim when to cook it. The porridge will self cook and be ready in about 1 hr. It’s so quick, you’ll have a lot of extra time to do whatever your heart desires while this cooker rice recipe simmers away.

This cooker rice recipe has 3 ingredients

(Makes 6 to 8 bowls)

  • 10 oz lean pork
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 2 salted eggs or 2 century old eggs
  • 1:6 cup – rice to water ratio

Rice Cooker

You’ll need a rice cooker with a “porridge/congee” function or “steam” function. I am using the Buffalo smart cooker, which has a “white rice”, “brown rice”, “porridge”, “steam”, “soup”, and “cake” functions. I’ve had mine in over 10 years. I love using it. I can cook a whole meal of rice, stew or soup, and veggies in 5 minutes. The Buffalo smart cooker I have is no longer available but I see a new version on Amazon. It has many more functions and healthy features then my old Buffalo smart cooker.


Rice cookers are a great way to cook healthy meal. This cooker has a 24hr preset function so you can set it up before you leave the house and come back to a fully cooked hot meal. You can preset to cook porridge for breakfast or just about anything ahead of time so you’ll always have something warm and good to eat when it’s meal time.

Cooking with Multiple Rice Cookers

Don’t throw out your old rice cookers if you get an upgraded smart cooker. It will come in handy when you want to cook multiple dishes at the same time. Old rice cookers are super efficient steamers. You just add water and press a button and the dish will be ready after all the water evaporates. I’ve steamed eggs, made oatmeal and stack cooked whole meals with old junky rice cookers. With a few cookers around you can have a huge meal ready enough for a big family when you come home from work. Rice cookers are not only restricted to cooking rice.

Easy amaranth greens, beef and noodles recipe 牛肉莧菜米粉湯

September 1st, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

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Amaranth greens in garden

We always grow amaranth greens every year. Amaranth greens are super healthy vegetables high in vitamin A, C, and K. Home-grown amaranth leaves taste way better than the store-bought ones. The roots of this vegetable are edible as well but do take longer to scrub and remove all the the dirt.

My favorite way to cook amaranth greens is with beef and noodles. Amaranth in soup has a mild sweet flavor and gives off a beautiful pink purple color that is delightful to the eye. You can use the liquid as a natural hair care product and use it as a natural food dye.

Amaranth greens are easy to grows. We have them growing all year round. Consider growing some. It’s super satisfying to pick and eat from an your own organic garden.

Beef and noodles soup (beef ho fun)

Flat rice noodles, like ho fun, is my favorite noodles to go with this beef and noodles recipe. This recipe is very easy and loose. You can adjust to your own taste and use the ingredients you have. Like many Asian moms, my mom never had specific measurements for recipes, it’s a very flexible way to cook.

I’ll pass this flexible cooking style to you so you can give it a try. It’s a good way to adapt to personal health conditions and flavor preferences. The meat and noodles can be replaced with your favorite meat and noodles. My preference and ideal combination for this amaranth greens recipe are mainly beef and flat rice noodle sticks. Sometimes I like to add an egg and some chili oil to spice things up. Cooking freestyle can accommodate your mood at the time of cooking. I’ll show you the basics and you can add to it what you like. Here’s a short video I made to help you get started.

Ingredients: 2 servings


Beef flank steak marinade

  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • Garlic powder (to taste)
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch

Serve with

Super Easy Crockpot Chicken Porridge/Congee (慢炖锅鸡肉粥)

March 26th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

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Healthy Chicken Crockpot Recipes

Chicken soup is one of the healthiest soups. When I was sick my mom would make plain congee with just rice and water for me to detox my body. When I was weak she’d make chicken soup for me to boost my immune system. Today I will show you how to make the fastest and most lazy way to make a delicious combination of both. This is one of the easiest chicken recipes that will take less than 10 mins to prepare.

I love congee or porridge. One of my all-time favorites is chicken rice congee. This is one of the easiest chicken recipes, slow cooker recipes that you can cook in a crockpot. Crockpot chicken recipes are my favorite because they are so easy to make. I am using a 5 quart crockpot. It takes no time to prepare and no maintenance in front of a stove. All you need is chicken, rice, dried scallops ( optional), and water. Watch the video below for more details. Enjoy this crockpot chicken porridge soup on a cold day or any lazy day. You don’t have to slave all day to get a nutritious meal. What’s great about this slow cooker chicken recipe is you also get a nutritious bone soup all mixed in the batch. I hope you’ll give it a try. Enjoy.

How to Make Chicken Soup (Congee)


  • 2 cups, Rice (1 cup to 7 cups of water)
  • 14 cups Water
  • 2 Dried Scallops
  • whole chicken, chicken carcass, chicken thighs, or chicken breast ( Use whichever you have)

What to Serve With Soup

  • Diced scallion or parsley
  • Sliced ginger slivers
  • white pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Fried donut (optional)

Access Fresh Coconut Juice with just a Straw

May 18th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

I wanted to share a small bit of happiness with you that made my day. I learned a super helpful tip from my mom. If you love coconut juice you will love this method, it requires very little effort. Bonus tip at the end. A little violent but very easy to open the coconut to access the coconut meat.  Hope you will find the tips useful.

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