Coconut Jook with Sweet Potato

By IndiaD
March 1, 2013
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Author Notes: In Chicago's Chinatown I saw a rather interesting soup, Jook. It's a light dish that's easy on the stomach, Gluten-Free, Vegan, cheap, and can be made in a variety of ways! You can easily run a search and find multiple variations, but I make mine this way!IndiaD

Makes: 6-10

Coconut Jook (RIce Porridge)

  • 1 cup Brown Rice
  • 7 cups Not Chicken Broth or Veggie Broth
  • 2 cups Coconut Milk
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh, Peeled Ginger (mince it or leave it whole)
  • Extra Coconut Milk or Water
  • Salt to Taste

Coconut Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 pounds Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Coconut
  • 2 ounces Ginger, Minced and Peeled
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  1. Cooking the Jook is a long process that can be done on the stove, or in a crock pot. It can take 1-2 hrs on the stove cooking at medium.
  2. Measure out all ingredients
  3. Measure your rice out and place in a deep pot.
  4. Add your Broth choice to pot along with the Coconut Milk
  5. Add your Ginger to the pot. I prefer to use minced ginger because I like to eat it. If you don't wish to eat the ginger, leave it whole so it can be removed.
  6. Bring the pot to a boil, and lower the temperature to a simmer and cover. The rice will become soft and swollen, breaking down becoming mush and thickening as it cooks. I keep extra coconut milk/water on hand to thin the mixture out. The proper consistency of Jook shouldn't be thin like soup, nor should it be thick like Oatmeal. A happy medium would be creamy.
  7. Coconut Sweet Potatoes
  8. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes into bite-sized cubes
  9. Boil the sweet potatoes, cooking until fork tender. Do not Overcook
  10. Drain the Sweet Potatoes and leave cool until you can handle them safely.
  11. In a bowl measure out your Shredded Coconut, Ginger, Garlic Powder, and Cinnamon.
  12. Add the sweet potatoes to the bowl and mix until evenly and fully coated
  13. Serving: Measure out 1 cup of Jook Place 4oz sweet potatoes in the center of Jook Enjoy warm and whenever! Optional: Garnish however you want!

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