The Beginning of Summer -Why not Cook Red Bean Barley Porridge?

The footsteps of spring fade away, and the bright laughter of summer comes. East Asian countries say goodbye to spring and welcome the seventh Chinese solar term: the Beginning of Summer(Chinese:立夏li xia), on May 5 this year. The Beginning of Summer is a solar term marking the growth of all things into the peak season.



As the temperature gets higher, people's appetite gets worse. The dietary principle of the Beginning of Summer is "increasing acid and reducing bitterness, invigorating the kidney and helping the liver, and nourishing the stomach qi". The usual diet should be easy to digest, rich in vitamins, light food-based.


What people usually cook on the Begining of Summer? In Chinese impression, people used to drink Chinese pearl barley coicis porridge with red bean in spring and summer,espicially on the Beginning of Summer. The effect of removing moisture is the best.


HOW TO MAKE RED BEAN BARLEY PORRIDGE


STEP1

Prepare ingredients and portions

Prepare ingredients and portions


STEP2

Red beans and barley soaked in water for more than 2 hours

Red beans and barley soaked in water for more than 2 hours


STEP3

Add an appropriate amount of water to the rice cooker and select the porridge mode

Add an appropriate amount of water


STEP4

Red beans can be chewed easily, that’s about it

Red beans can be chewed easily, that’s about it


STEP5

Add brown sugar

Add brown sugar


STEP6

Just cook until the sugar melts

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The current date is 5 May 2022


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