Hearty Brown Rice Porridge


Who says porridge is only for the sick? This recipe is a dish that I cooked over again and again, I can eat it day and night, without getting tired of it. And the best is.. it is so nutritious and guilt-free! I have cooked this for my family members who are not feeling well, they commented that this dish really opened up their appetites! Plus, using brown rice.. this is healthy to the max!
You probably noticed all these porridge photos look different, this is because these are cooked over different days.. different veggies every time! You can choose a few from the selection of veggies I recommended below, or you can just use any veggies in your fridge, just explore! But do not put too much for each type, or else you will end up having more veggies than rice, LOL! It happens to me all the time!
Dietary: Vegetarian, Vegan
Serve 2

 3/4 cup brown rice
 3 cup water
 1 tsp ginger, grated

Choose a few types you like:
Veggies (A) 
 Black fungus, chopped
 Potato, chopped
 Small floret cauliflower
 Carrot, chopped
 Chinese cabbages chopped

 Green beans, chopped
 Any mocked fish/mutton, chopped
Veggies (B) 
 Fresh shiitake mushrooms, chopped
 Needle mushrooms
 Firmed tofu, chopped
 Homemade seitan (minced pork) 

 1 Tbsp light soy sauce or Braggs Liquid Aminos
 1 Tbsp vegetarian mushroom oyster sauce
 2 tsp sesame oil
 1 tsp Marmite yeast extract (refer below)

 Pinch of white pepper 
 Spring onions, chopped

 Coriander, chopped
 Fried shallots

 Vegetarian sambal shrimp bites 

1. Place washed rice, water and ginger into a large heavy-bottomed pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Have the pot half covered with lid.
2. Reduce the heat to medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom, until the rice has slightly broken down.
3. Add veggies (A). Continue to boil for about 10 minutes or until it reaches the consistency of porridge. Cook to your own preference, if you prefer it more soupy and thinner consistency, add more water.
4. When the mixture has reached your consistency, add veggies (B), cook for another 3-5 minutes. Stir in seasoning and mix well.

5. Serve hot with the garnishes and condiments of your choice. 

Marmite - Yeast Extract

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