One-Pot Broccoli Millet Porridge

This is a meatless, one-pot broccoli millet porridge (西兰花小米粥). It is easy to make, flavourful and healthy.

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Broccoli Millet Porridge

Broccoli Millet Porridge
Do not be misled by the few ingredients or the absence of meat in this porridge. On the first spoonful, my family was surprised and complimented on the taste. And if you are cooking this dish for a toddler or anyone on a soft foods diet, you can pulse the blanched broccoli in a food processor first, before adding to the porridge. This recipe also builds up well if you want to add other ingredients such as shrimp, chicken, corn, carrot or mushrooms.

One-Pot Broccoli Millet Porridge

In this recipe, everything cooks in one pot on the stove. Alternatively, you can also make the millet porridge separately in a rice cooker (see method 2 of millet porridge recipe) first, before transferring the cooked millet to a pot on the stove.

To adapt this porridge for toddlers (or anyone on a soft foods diet), pulse the broccoli in a food processor for a few moments before cooking.



  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) millet (小米) washed in a few changes of water until water runs quite clear; drained
  • 1 litre water top up with more water whenever needed
  • half tbsp mushroom seasoning powder to taste; can substitute with other seasonings such as soy sauce or salt
  • 100g broccoli (西兰花) florets
  • 2 tbsp wolfberries (枸杞) soaked in water until plump; drained


  1. Cook millet porridge. Add washed millet and water in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for about 20-30 minutes, until the millet grains are tender but still intact. Skim the foam with a mesh strainer in the early stages of cooking if desired. Stir the bottom of the pot regularly. Top up with more water whenever needed during simmering. When the porridge is cooked, season it with mushroom seasoning powder.
  2. Add broccoli florets and cook for 2 minutes. Turn off the stove and stir in the wolfberries while the porridge is still hot.