Yesterday, when I was grocery shopping, I decided that I wanted to make porridge today. Not just any porridge, sweet potato porridge, yeah!
But as I was preparing to cook today, I somehow got… lazy (that’s understandable because my time has been otherwise preoccupied if you know what I mean). Lazy in a sense that I should cook the rice to last a few portions instead of just one portion, but I also did not want porridge for more than 1 meal.
So… I decided to cook rice first. And when the rice was done, I would scoop one portion out and chuck it into my small pot of boiling water to have it go for another 10 minutes or so.
So when my rice was cooking, I was going to prep the other ingredients. That’s when I realized that I forgot to buy sweet potato!
F**king hell! What the… I was going to make sweet potato porridge and do veggie stir fry with lap cheong (I still have half a stick left). So now I’m going to have plain porridge with veggie stir fry instead.
So as I was engaged in a bout of sulking and self-pitying, I got even lazier and thought: screw the stir fry. I’ll just chuck all the ingredients in together with the rice instead.
Well, I have never eaten boiled lap cheong before. Lap cheong in my past experience is something that we either fry or steam. Well… screw it. It is my dinner so I’ll decide how to cook my stuff. And there’s always a first.
So… when the rice was done, in goes a scoop of rice + half a stick of lap cheong + some veggies + a bit of minced pork into my little pot of boiling water. Oh, of course, seasoning… a pinch of salt, a generous amount of black pepper, and my new secret weapon: a pinch of garlic powder.
If I end up being stuck in the toilet tomorrow, at least I’ll learn something new…