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.
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.
- 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 potatocrap! I forgot to buy the potatoes! Arghhh!!
- some minced pork
- 1 x egg
- salt and pepper
- Dice up
- Wash rice and diced carrots.
- Pour them into a pot of water and bring it to boil. Add a tiny pinch of salt.
- 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.
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 😀