Discover Korean Food #22: Dr. Sook-Ja Yoon’s "Unpolished Rice – Korean Epimedium – Dioscorea Batatas – Porridge"

1146 Unpolished Rice – Korean Epimedium – Dioscorea Batatas – Porridge is boiled glutinous unpolished rice porridge mixed with Dioscorea Batatas in Korean Epimedium water. It helps the preventon of amnesia and keeps bones and muscles strong by providing energy. The seeds grow on the leaves, similar to ginkgo, and the stem looks like a rice straw. The leaves are picked and dried in May.

Ingredients
1 cup of glutinous unpolished rice
6 cups of water
60 grams of Dioscorea Japonica
3 grams of Korean Epimedium
9 cups water
1 tablespoon of salt

Recipe
1. Wash the glutinous unpolished rice and leave in water for 5 hours. Then Drain the water.
2. Wash the Dioscorea Japonica and cut it into 0.5cm thick, 1cm wide and 1.5 cm long pieces.
3. Wash the Korean Epimedium and brew it for 1 hour.
4. Put the glutinous unpolished rice and Korean Epimedium water in the pot and heat for 8 minutes on a high setting. When it boils leave it on a medium setting for 30 minutes stirring ocasionally. Then, reduce the heat to low and steam for 20 minutes.
5. When it gets sticky put in Dioscorea Japonica and salt and boil for a further 2 minutes.

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