Do You Know Millet Porridge Is Called ‘Alternative Ginseng Soup’ by Chinese?

Do you know Millet porridge is used as a ginseng soup alternative? (Image: douguo.net)
Do you know Millet porridge is used as a ginseng soup alternative? (Image: douguo.net)

Millet is rich in vitamins B1, B12, etc.

Not only is it very good for health, but millet can also reduce wrinkles, color mottles, and dermal pigmentation, etc.

The following are seven recipes for millet porridge that are cooked with various other foods:

1. Pumpkin millet porridge

Do you know Millet porridge is used as a ginseng soup alternative? (Image: douguo.net)

Pumpkin millet porridge. (Image: douguo.net)

Ingredients: 150 g millet, 300 g pumpkin

Cooking steps: Dice pumpkin, wash millet, soak millet for one hour, and then cook it until it is very soft.

 

2. Brown sugar millet porridge

Brown sugar millet porridge (Image: jkmeishi.com)

Brown sugar millet porridge. (Image: jkmeishi.com)

Ingredients: 150 g millet, 10 pieces of jujube (Chinese red dates), peanuts, melon seeds, and brown sugar

Cooking steps: Put a certain amount of water, millet, and chopped jujubes into a pot, and then boil them until they are very soft.  Add the brown sugar and chopped peanuts, and then boil them again for a few minutes.

 

3. Yam millet porridge

millet-congee

Yam millet porridge. (Image: i5.3conline.com)

Ingredients: 45 g yam, 50 g millet, sugar

Cooking steps: Add 1,000 ml water to a pot and heat it until it is boiling. Then add the millet and boil it for 5 minutes. Add the yam and boil for 5 minutes, and then simmer for 15 minutes. Put a suitable amount of sugar into the pot and mix thoroughly.

 

4. Yolk millet porridge

(Image: MeishiChina)

Yolk millet porridge. (Image: MeishiChina)

Ingredients: 2 small handfuls of millet, and one egg

Cooking steps: Add two bowls of water to a pottery pot, and heat it until it is boiling. Then add the millet to it; take out the yolk of a boiled egg, and crush it; add crushed yolk to the porridge in the bowl.

 

5. Date millet porridge

Date millet porridge  (Image: blogspot)

Date millet porridge. (Image: blogspot)

Ingredients: 30 g millet, and 10 pieces of dates

Cooking steps: Drain the water from the millet after it is washed, and put it into a pan to fry it over low heat until it is dried and has a wafting scent. Pour the dried millet into the pottery pot, and add the pitted dates to it. Pour cold water into it, and boil it over high heat until it is boiling.  Simmer it over low heat until it becomes a thick paste.

 

6. Corn millet porridge

Corn millet porridge (Image: shaanxi.kaiwind.com)

Corn millet porridge. (Image: shaanxi.kaiwind.com)

Ingredients: 150 g millet, 80 g chopped corn, and some crystal sugar

Cooking steps:  Wash the millet and the chopped corn; cook them with water in a pot over high heat, and then cook them over low heat until they become a thick paste; finally, add some crystal sugar to the porridge.

 

7. Mushroom and celery millet porridge

Mushroom and celery millet porridge (Image: Meishijie.net)

Mushroom and celery millet porridge. (Image: Meishijie.net)

Ingredients: 30 g millet, 20 g celery, and 2 pieces mushroom

Cooking steps: Dice the celery after cutting off its leaves; dice the mushroom; heat the water in a pot until it is boiling; put millet in a pot and cook it under medium heat until the grains are  broken; add mushroom to it, and continue to cook the millet until the grain is completely soft; add diced celery to it, and cook it until it boils.

 

Translated by Billy Shyu, Chinese edited by Aizhu Lu

 

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