Lazy Man’s Lunch – Minced Pork Porridge

I didn’t know what possessed me just now, I was actually looking to replenish my organic oats supply, somehow I ended up buying this as well.

Organic Rice

Seems like rice will be the theme for my dinners for the foreseeable future. I’m not the biggest fan of rice when it comes to cooking. It means two additional processes in my meals, first to cook the rice, and then the washing of the rice pot after the meals. I really can’t remember what made me bought this! But what the heck, もたいない mottai nai (waste not), might as well get started with it…

The only way that I can think of to avoid the two additional processes mentioned above would be to cook a porridge.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of rice (100g or 150g I suppose)
  • 8 x baby carrots (because I’m a superstitious fool, fatt ah!), or you can use 1 carrot
  • 1 x potato crap! I forgot to buy the potatoes! Arghhh!!
  • some minced pork
  • 1 x egg
  • salt and pepper

Minced Pork

Procedure:

  • Dice up potato and carrots.
  • Wash rice and diced carrots.
  • Pour them into a pot of water and bring it to boil. Add a tiny pinch of salt.

Minced Pork Porridge

  • Remove minced pork packaging while waiting for the pot of stuff to boil.
  • Once the pot of stuff begins to boil, turn down to low heat and let the thing go on slow cook mode.
  • Marinate mince pork with salt and pepper and whatever stuff you fancy.
  • Let the pot of stuff slow cook for 30 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes and 43 seconds to avoid the rice sticking to the pot.
  • Add in minced pork to the pot.
  • Crack an egg into the pot.
  • Stir like mad until the pork and egg dissipates to the whole pot of stuff.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes and 31 seconds, then turn off the heat.
  • Eat.
Minced Pork Porridge
There you go

I see a lot of people use the ratio of 8:1 for the water and rice, meaning 8 portions of water for 1 portion of rice. I personally prefer to use the 6:1 ratio. The breakdown of this ratio is: to boil rice, use 2.5 times amount of water versus rice. To make porridge, 2.5 times the amount of water used to boil rice. 2.5 x 2.5 = 6.25, round up to 6.

I like my porridge to be thick rather than watery. Watery porridge fills me up quickly and makes me go hungry equally quickly.


After typing this up, I realized I had an old post of cooking porridge. The steps I used back then seems more elaborate. I am definitely getting lazier and lazier 😀

 

14 Comments

  1. Whoa! Volcano Blend Rice! What a new product to me to learn. I only heard of 2 minutes Rice in USA. Hmm… So you ended up cooking porridge instead. Wise choice! Motta Nai.
    I prefer watery porridge as they are easier to swallow like a beverage and I might like to add some meat floss too!

    • It’s one of those organic rice blend. The box said it is a mix from the various grains planted in the volcanic region in Sumatra.

  2. some instruction are so timing specific such as:
    “- Stir every 5 minutes and 43 seconds
    – Cook for another 5 minutes and 31 seconds, then turn off the heat”
    u measure the timing up till seconds….what if I exceeded one or 2 seconds? the porridge explode? haha

  3. I don’t measure the water ratio to rice. I just put in more water if not enough water or c ook it longer if too much water.

    You did not break another egg into your porridge bowl after you have scooped the hot porridge into your bowl?

    • It’s one of those organic rice blend, not your typical white rice/brown rice in the usual supermarkets.

  4. I cooked porridge with minced meat too lastnite.. But I rolled them into balls before dumping into the porridge. So it’s actually meatball porridge, haha.. Yau wooi kam ngam.. So many kam ngam recently?

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