This is the ultimate lazy man super easy breakfast porridge that tastes so good you’ll be surprised because it takes zero effort! This recipe is so fool proof you can literally make it with your eyes closed with a prep time of only 2 minutes.
Yes that’s right, all you need to do is dump in the ingredients into your slow cooker, add water, and then set it and forget it till morning! This is great for families that want a healthy nutritious vegan breakfast meal that’s ready to go for those busy hectic mornings. I usually like to start the slow cooker right before bed and by the time you wake up your house will be smelling wonderful and you’ll be happy you have something warm and ready to eat!
This recipe is inspired by the Chinese Eight Treasure Porridge which is typically eaten on the eighth day of the last month in the Lunar Calendar marking the traditional start of celebrations for Chinese New Year. There are many variations of this dish and there really is no wrong way to make it so you can feel free to swap out some of the ingredients I listed below. For those unfamiliar with some of the items I provided a link in the ingredients list. Basically, you want a combination of rice, grains, beans, and some sweet dried fruits that’ll give this porridge a nice subtle sweetness.
I like to add a drizzle of coconut milk to mine, although it’s not traditional, but I really love how the creaminess adds to the flavor and texture of the porridge. You can also add a little sugar to your taste if you like your porridge to be on the sweeter side. This recipe is very versatile so give it a try and let me know in the comments below!
Coconut Milk Black Rice Porridge
Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 8 h Total time: 8 h 5 min Servings: 8
- 1 cup black rice
- 1/3 cup barley
- 1/3 cup dried kidney beans
- 1/3 cup dried red beans
- 1/3 cup dried black beans
- 1/4 cup dried lotus seeds
- 1/4 cup dried Goji berries
- 1/4 cup dried longan fruit
- 10 cups water
- 1 can coconut milk
- In a crock pot add all ingredients and rinse with water a few times to remove any debris.
- Add 10 cups of water and slow cook on low for 8 h.
- Once cooked give it a stir and serve with a drizzle of coconut milk and a little sugar if you like it sweeter. Enjoy!