I always use Coix seeds in my cooking, such as cook with rice, make porridge, soup, or even use coix seeds with stewed chicken, stewed pork ribs, stewed pig’s trotters, and create sweet dessert, like eight-treasure rice pudding, spleen-invigorating traditional cake etc. Those are very suitable for a healthy skin diet, especially for people with skin hyperpigmentation issues.
In China village, people cook eight treasure rice with Coix seeds, sticky rice stuffed, red bean paste and topped with dried fruits and Goji berries. It’s a light and healthy dessert that is perfect to serve at the end of a meal.
One of the special ancient dessert invented by the palace doctors for the China king and queen, it is called spleen-invigorating traditional cake, it helps to improve digestion, to tone and strengthen Qi (energy and vitality).
To create Spleen-invigorating traditional cake, grind all the herbs into fine powder, mix it with rice flour, add honey and sugar, stir into water to make dough, steam it in the food steamer, cut into desirable shape and serve.
Coix seeds also have cosmetic effects. Long-term eating Coix seed can make your skin moisten and shine. Because it has high medicinal nutritional value, regular consumption of Coix seed can prolong life and make your face become young again.