Rice Porridge for December Eighth
On the eighth day of the twelfth lunar month, temples and households cook porridge with walnuts, pine seeds, small mushrooms, persimmons, chestnuts and so forth. The porridge is called “rice porridge for December Eighth”.
Zhou Mi (Song Dynasty):
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To cook “rice porridge for December Eighth”, boil yellow rice, white rice, glutinous rice, millet, chestnuts, red cowpeas and jujube paste together. When it is done, dot it with walnuts, apricot kernels, melon seeds, peanuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, all dyed red, and white sugar, brown sugar and chopped raisins.
Fucha Dunchong (Qing Dynasty)
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