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1/2 cup (120 ml) glutinous rice

2 tbsp black rice

2 tbsp barley

2 tbsp red beans

1/8 cup (30 ml) raw cashews

1/8 cup (30 ml) raw peanuts

6 to 10 dried red dates

2 tbsp raisins

8 to 10 cups of water

¼ cup rock sugar or to taste (optional)


Step 1
Combine the glutinous rice, black rice, peanuts, walnuts, barley, red beans in a big bowl.

Step 2
Pour in 5cm tap water to cover. Soak overnight. Discard the soaking water and drain

Step 3
thoroughly before cooking.

Step 4
Combine the soaked rice blend, red dates, and raisins in a big pot. Add 10 cups water

Step 5
Cook over medium-high heat until bringing to a simmer. Turn to low heat. Cover the pot and

Step 6
leave a finger-wide gap between the lid and the edge of the pot to allow more steam to

Step 7
escape and prevent the congee from spilling or boiling over. Simmer until the congee

Step 8
reaches the desired texture, 40 minutes for a thin texture, or up to 60 minutes for a stickier

Step 9
and thicker texture.

Step 10
(Optional) At the end of the cooking, add the sugar and stir to dissolve it completely.

Step 11
Serve hot as a side.

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