What is there to write about white rice porridge? An OZ mate would exclaim :- “Eeks – u have porridge for breakfast, lunch n dinner”? He thinks porridge is oats porridge. Yeah, my recent Taiwan trip, it WAS served during b/f, lunch n din. How boring! Oh well, it’s anything but boring n I didnt die, ha-ha. About dying, Asians eat porridge when they’re sick cas its easily digestible or as a comfort food to soothe their stomachs as alternative to rich heavy food.
plain white rice porridge is anything but boring
It’s one of the most creative, versatile n enlightening food available. U cld pair it with the most spicy, mildest, freshiest, tastiest side dishes or add sweet potatoes into the porridge or cook with tasty broth n turn it into congee like the Cantonese.
spicy tofu tempeh dish pairs wonderfully with plain porridge
Pairs with freshest fish.
1) To cook white rice porridge, measure 1cup of white rice padi, rinse it. Then add 3 to 4 cups water. Cook on high heat till boiling, then lower fire to a gentle simmer to how grainy or mashy u wish it to be. The longer, the more mashy. However, if it’s too thick, u cld add boiled hot water to make it slurpy (or soupy). It’s all very versatile, to your liking.
white rice porridge paired with fried fish, red spinach n yong tau foo.
2) One might think it’s a no brainer to cook white porridge, but this true story happened to Yours Truely sometime ago during my previous life as a busy executive n had never stepped into the kitchen depending totally on lived in maids n helpers. One fine day, I went into the kitchen to cook white rice porridge, lo n behold – I burnt the whole pot! It was true n had not told anyone so far cas it’s really embrassing. U know now, it’s been a great learning curve n I’m proud to say I don’t burn white rice porridge then onwards.
White porridge with salmon belly.
White porridge with makerals n spinach
3) With great respect towards white rice porridge, the challenge now would be to go cook it for your loved ones. Cheerio – enjoy n have fun!!