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Patjuk (Red Bean Porridge)

Patjuk (Red Bean Porridge)
Patjuk is a porridge of non-glutinous rice and sweet red beans that have been deeply boiled and strained. Patjuk is served on the winter solstice (dongji day) which has the longest night of the year. It is believed that the red color of the beans can expel devils, and get rid of slight sickness.

food information
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after cooking
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one serve
heating time
cooking time
1.24㎏ (4 serves) 310g 60~65℃ 2 hours 14 min 5 hours 20cm pot

    Ingredient & Amount

  • 90g (½ cups) non-glutinous rice
    230g (1⅓ cups) sweet red bean
    , 800g (4 cups) scalding water, 2.4㎏ (12 cups) boiling water
    rice ball : 100g (1 cup) glutinous rice powder, 0.5g (⅛ tsp) salt, 23g (1½ tbsp) water
    4g (1 tsp) salt
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    Ingredient & preparation

    1. Wash the rice, soak in water for 2 hours, drain water on a strainer for 10 min. (110g).
    2. Wash the red bean and remove foreign elements if exist. drain water on a strainer for 10 min.


    1. Put red bean and scalding water into the pot, heat it up for 4 min. on high heat. When it boils, continue to boil it for another 3 min. Discard the scalding water, add new boiling water into the pot, heat it up for 10 min. on high heat. Lower the heat to medium, boil it for 1 hour and 20 min. for the red bean to be deeply cooked.【Photo 2】
    2. While the cooked red bean is still hot, put it on a strainer, strain the red bean by mashing with wooden scoop. Make the red bean boiled water is about 1.6kg (8 cups). Settle down the mashed red bean for 30 min.【Photo 3】
    3. Sprinkle salt on the glutinous rice powder, knead with hot water. Shape rice ball into 1.5cm-diameter (5g each, total 25 balls).
    4. Put the top red bean water (880g, 4 cups) and soaked rice into the pot, heat it up for 4 min. on high heat. When it boils, lower the heat to medium, boil for another 20 min. with stirring.【Photo 4】
    5. When the rice is well-sodden, add the red bean sediment. When it boils again, continue to boil for 10 more min. and add rice balls, wait for 1 min. When the rice balls float on, season with salt and bring it to a boil.【Photos 5 & 6】
cooking information
Heating Time Proces Heat Control
Preparation  Soaking non-glutinous rice, Washing red bean   
0 min  Boiling red bean  H-heat 17 min. M-heat 80 min. 
90 min  Straining boiled red bean by mashing, Settling down the sediment,
Shaping rice balls 
100 min  Cooking red bean porridge  H-heat 4 min. M-heat 30 min. 
130 min  Seasoning after adding rice balls  M-heat 3 min. 

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