Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Confinement Recipe: Porridge

Let's face the truth about confinement food: 44 days of eating rice with mixed vegetables and soup on the side, twice a day, can be really boring.

On hot days, I prefer porridge. Here is another simple, easy to cook, breastmilk replenishing recipe to share.

To cook on high setting in the slow cooker for 2 hours, then low setting for another 2 hours (or set it to auto mode):
1 cup of washed jasmine rice
200g of diced celery
200g of diced pumpkin without seeds and skin
200g of diced carrots without skin
200g of diced potatoes without skin
1 inch of smashed ginger without skin (omit if baby has jaundice)
about 8 cups of water, or more to cover all ingredients

200g of minced chicken; or
200g of minced beef; or
200g of cubed salmon; or
200g of dried oysters; or
200g of dried scallops

To garnish:
Chopped spring onions
Sprinkle of browned shallots and garlic
Dash of pepper
Drizzle of sesame oil
Sprinkle of sesame seed

Serve hot.

This portion serves 2 adults and 1 toddler.

Note: I still cook and eat this now for this simple fact: The Little Girl is still nursing at 33 months, and I am nursing when pregnant with The Little Bean. Needless to say, I feel like a booster every now and then is just what I need.

Bon appetit!


  1. This sounds yummy just by looking at the recipe! And it's so easy to make too!

  2. Our lazy day nutritious fodder :) enjoy!