Eight Treasure Porridge Dessert
The eight ingredients that make up the Eight Treasure Dessert are simmered together to produce a warm and comforting dessert porridge.
Place red beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 3 hours to overnight.
Drain and rinse.
Combine red beans and barley in a pot; add enough water to fill 1/2 the pot.
Bring to a boil reduce heat to low cover pot and simmer until beans and barley are tender about 1 hour.
Mix rice into bean-barley mixture; add more water if it has all been absorbed.
Cook rice mixture for 20 minutes.
Add mung beans; cook for 20 minutes.