This is not a pudding, nor is it Chinese. My mother got it from a Cuban woman while we were living in Virginia Beach. It was a staple growing up in our house, and only after I grew up did I realize that it was not a widely known recipe. Very simple & inexpensive to make, even my three year old loves it. Serve with buttered bread or hot rolls & a salad and it is a quick, hearty, hot dinner that will leave your family satisfied. And it's a great way to use up any leftover mashed potatoes.