Laozao is a pudding-like fermented rice soup popular in Chinese cuisine. It is made of fermented glutinous rice with 1.5 to 2 percent alcohol and 0.5 percent lactic acid. Sweet and delicious, it is believed to improve circulation and relieve menstrual troubles.
Some also believe laozao can boost breast size since it contains numerous hormones. When laozao is mixed with eggs it becomes laozao danhua tang, a great alternative to your usual snack.
- 500g rice
- qujiu (buckwheat liquor)
- 3 eggs
- brown sugar
- Add the rice to a rice cooker. Add enough water to cover the rice and cook it using the automatic setting.
- Remove the fully cooked rice and transfer it to a large mixing bowl. Allow it to cool.
- Add the qujiu to the bowl and combine it with the rice.
- Wrap the mixing bowl with a warm cloth and keep it at a temperature of 33-35 C.
- Allow the rice to ferment for two days. It may take longer if the weather is cold.
- Add the fully fermented rice and water to a pot and heat over a high flame.
- Crack an egg and add it to the pot once the soup comes to a boil. Use a large spoon to stir the egg and prevent it from sticking. Repeat with the other two eggs.
- Turn off the fire when the eggs float.
- Sweeten with brown sugar according to preference.