Discover Korean Food 137: Dr. Sook-Ja Yoon’s “Young-Ji-Auk-Juk”

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Young-Ji-Auk-Juk is a non-glutinous rice porridge mixed with a Mallow and Ganoderma lucid. Ganoderma lucid is good for sight and memory.

[Ingredients & Quantity]
* ¾ cups non-glutinous rice
* 4g Ganoderma lucid, 8 cups water
* 75g mallow, 5 cups water
* 100g shrimp, 1 tsp salt

[Recipe]
1. Soak the rice in water for 2 hours.

2. Boil the Ganoderma lucid for 10 minutes at high temperature; for 30 minutes at medium temperature; for 30 minutes at low temperature. Drain.

3. Wash the Mellow. Blanch it for 2 minutes in salt water. Cut it into 1 cm long.

4. Trim the shrimps. Cut them into 1 cm lengths.

5. Boil the rice. Add the Ganoderma lucid water. Add the Mellow. Boil them for 25 minutes at medium temperature.

6. Add the Shrimps. Boil them for 3 minutes. Season it with salt. Boil them for 2 more minutes.

[Tips]
* You can use the mellow without blanching it.
* You can use dried shrimps.
* You can use spinach instead of mellow.