Chinese red date porridge

    50 min

    Jujube or Chinese red dates are naturally sweet and regarded as a superfood in China. You will often find them used to flavour congee which is a rice porridge.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 30 pieces seedless Chinese red dates (Jujube)
    • 100g rice, rinsed
    • 1L cold water
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, to sweeten (optional)

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Soak the red dates in water for 30 minutes; rinse and drain.
    2. Place rice in a saucepan; add cold water. Bring to the boil and stir for 10 minutes; reduce heat and add dates. Simmer over low heat until thickened, about 10 to 20 minutes; sweeten with sugar to taste and serve hot.


    You can find seedless Jujube or Chinese red dates in Asian supermarkets or online.

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