A fine savour on simple pleasures

My aim is to reduce the tension in my mind by sharing my thoughts and experiences in the things that I love; which I could not express openly due to circumstances. Be it in doing stupid things, experimenting on new recipes, failings in research work, writings..just some doodle ranting stuff

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Simple Vege Rice Porridge

Dem, sorry for the pics of the previous post. I don't feel like editing it. Too much work.

Well, getting to the main point;

Yesterday, my housemate cooked this for dinner because we didn't have enough rice to cook a decent meal *laughes* We only grab 2 handful of uncooked rice to make this porridge. And as well as some leftover veges in the fridge.


2 bunch/handful of uncooked rice (consider 1 bunch/person)
lotsa lotsa water
veges (i use 1/2 carrots, 1/2 potatos, 1 pak choy (baby sawi)) - make em into cubes plz darlin..or juz cut to small pieces
5-6 slices of ginger (slice it thinly)
1/4 chicken/anchovy/vege cube (as the stock)
2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of corn flour*optional
glass vermicelli*optional

How to do it;

As easy as pie darlin' (easier thn pie actually);

put in 2 handful of uncooked rice into a big pot (at least around 20x15x20cm) make sure the pot is deep enough to be filled with 5 cups of water (the english cup you use to make coffee)

boil the uncooked rice with water at low heat for at least 1/2-1 hour. Please close the lid to make it cook faster.

when the rice didn't look like rice anymore (meaning nearly squashed haha), add in yer ginger. Stir..Add in carrots and potatos..leave it for around 15 minutes.

Poke-poke the potatos to make sure its soft before you put in your green vege (pak choy).

After you add in pak choy, you must quickly add in black pepper, salt, chicken cube and glass vermicelli. Stir abit and taste. If he taste is just right for you, you can add in the corn flour. Don't add all, juz a bit and stir. Make sure the broth thickens to your desired thickness then stop, if not it'll turn too gooey. You won't like it.

Yaataaa! Done! easy right? only took some time to make em. Remember not to use big fire coz it'll burn your porridge easily, better make it steady with a low fire and getting a really nice porridge.

You can deco yer stuff with fried shallot, some chillies and green onions. I only put in the fried shallot :)

Ready to serve for 2 persons!

There are actually many ways to make porridge. I'll give you some tips on how to reduce the time of cooking/making it taste better;

a) If you soak the uncooked rice with water 1/2 hour before you start cooking, your cooking will turn to porridge sooner (make sure to immerse the rice juz at the surface and put in 2-3 drops of sesame oil)

b) sesame oil makes the appetite of the consumer of your food bigger. put some in any/every soupy cooking you make if you like

c) the porridge will taste better if you made a broth first out of the meat you want to use before you put in your uncooked rice

d) if you plan to put some herbs in your porridge, it must goes in before the meat.

e) the flow of items to put into soupy/porridge base cooking
herbs>meat>rice>hard veges>flavours>soft veges(can alternate)

f) if you want to put shrimp/octopus (sotong? ^^;;), made sure its at the 'flavour' or 'soft veges' stage. If you put in too early, it'll become hard and tasteless. Made sure it is cooked under 2 minutes.


  1. salam.

    buboq kya yg sedap...


  2. kya kan da buh recipe tuh..ape kate abg cube wat sendiri..xsusah pn :) nk wat dlm rice cooker pn bole tau..


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