comforting rice porridge (spring 2014)

Porridge, also known as congee / Okayu お粥 / bubur, is comforting food for breakfast, lunch, or supper. It is easy to prepare yet generously fueling our days with energy and nutrients.

porridge recipe / resep bubur / Okayu / congee by ServicefromHeart

Baby Ren loves thick but not thin porridge, so I use a ratio of 1:5 or 1:6 of rice grain:water.

Hot, nutritious and comforting porridge is a happy choice of our breakfast this spring. Sometimes, I use slow cooker to cook porridge overnight so it will be ready in the morning.

Fish porridge

♥ 150g Haruan fish

♥ 1 tsp anchovies

♥ 3/4 rice cooker cup rice grain

♥ 1/4 rice cooker cup barley

porridge recipe / resep bubur / Okayu / congee by ServicefromHeart

Seafood porridge

♥ 150g Haruan fish

♥ 1 tsp anchovies

♥ 4 scallops

♥ 1 tbsp dried scallops

♥ crabmeat, to taste (optional)

♥ 3/4 rice cooker cup rice grain

♥ 1/4 rice cooker cup barley

Meat porridge

♥ 200g pork ribs

♥ 1 carrot

♥ 1 tbsp dried scallops

♥ 8 red dates, pitted

♥ 1 tbsp wolfberries

♥ 3/4 rice cooker cup rice grain

♥ 1/4 rice cooker cup barley

porridge recipe / resep bubur / Okayu / congee by ServicefromHeart

To enhance the flavor of porridge, consider adding the followings:

♥ white pepper

♥ sesame oil

♥ sesame seeds (white / black)

♥ fried red onion

♥ cilantro / coriander, finely chopped

♥ parsley, finely chopped

♥ nuts e.g. peanuts, pistachio, almond

♥ balsamic vinegar / wine vinegar

Sometimes I add any / some of these ingredients:

♥ millet: pearl millet, finger millet

♥ quinoa

♥ barley

♥ couscous

♥ oat

♥ lotus root powder / lotus root

♥ wild yam / 淮山 / Huaishan / Dioscorea opposita. I bought the powder form so it will dissolve faster while cooking.

♥ mushroom e.g. shitake

♥ sweet potato

♥ potato

♥ carrot

♥ celery

♥ onion

♥ peas

Do you have more suggestions? I would love to hear from you ♥

porridge recipe / resep bubur / Okayu / congee by ServicefromHeart

Tips:

♥ Once cooked, do not stir the entire pot of porridge to prevent them from turning thin / watery. If you want to add no-cook ingredients (e.g. sesame oil, pepper, chopped scallion), take a large scoop of porridge into a serving bowl. Then, add the desirable ingredients and stir.

♥ If possible, use freshly harvested rice grain, especially for babies.

porridge recipe / resep bubur / Okayu / congee by ServicefromHeart

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Porridge cooked with rice cooker:

porridge recipe / resep bubur / Okayu / congee by ServicefromHeart

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Check also our other #5minutemeal recipes.

With love,
ServicefromHeart
20140501

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