Savory Mung Bean Millet Porridge
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Joyce @LightOrangeBean
Prep time: 2 mins
Cook time: 23 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Tools: Measuring cups and spoons, knife and cutting board, pressure cooker
  • ¼ cup dry mung beans
  • 4 large dry shiitake mushrooms
  • ⅔ cup millet
  • 3 tablespoons sweet rice
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 5½ cups water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure sesame oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped chive or green onion
  1. Soak mung beans and mushroom in two separate bowls for at least 4 hours. (I usually soak them overnight so they will be ready for the recipe the next morning). Drain and rinse briefly with water.
  2. Trim off the hard stems of soaked mushrooms. Dice mushrooms and carrot.
  3. Place soaked mung bean, mushrooms, carrot, millet, and sweet rice in a pressure cooker. Cover the pressure cooker with lid. Cook under low steady steam for 6 minutes after the pressure is built up.
  4. Remove the pressure cooker from heat and let the pressure release. Stir in salt and garnish with cilantro and green onion. Serve hot.
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