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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.17 / 5 (6 votes)

Prep time:
20 min, plus overnight soaking
Cook time:
2 hrs 15 min

Fuchsia Dunlop's unusual breakfast dish combines exotic Chinese ingredients to make a sweet comforting porridge


1. Soak the lotus seeds and day-lily bulbs in water overnight.

2. Rinse all the ingredients except for the wolfberries (reserve these to add later) and place them in a large pan, along with the drained lotus seeds, day-lily bulbs and the water.

3. Bring to the boil, skim off any scum, then simmer on a very gentle heat for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking and adding more water if necessary. You should end up with a loose, soupy porridge.

4. Shortly before the porridge is ready, add the wolfberries and simmer for 1-2 minutes.

5. Serve warm, with sugar or honey to taste.

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