Cuttlefish porridge in a jiffy!
Over the weekend we were packed to the brim with impromptu events happening – Styx woke up super duper early as she was irritated by a diaper rash; then while airing her private part I went out of the room to get something and I returned to the sound of waterfall urine (on our laminate floor.. lol), the urine also seeped into the corners of our 2 night-old bed; the next moment we decided to go out to NTUC to get some diaper cream to treat her rash and we overran our schedule because we stopped for breakfast and also continued to run other errands since we were out. A mummy’s time is VERY precious ya! Ok la, actually the truth of the matter was that she fell asleep while we were entering NTUC so I kinda enjoyed the serenity and took my own sweet time to buy the stuff we needed to buy.
Luckily she had breakfast and slept till we were almost home, so while she took her time to “wake up” I quickly prepared our lunch. I feel like this recipe is a quick-fix and can be made nutritious by replacing the white rice with other healthier choices and adding vegetables. It’s really tasty I must say, and super easy to cook.
- 1 dried cuttlefish
- 6 meatballs
- 1 fishcake (long and flat)
- 100g minced pork
- 1 cup white rice
- Spring onions
- Sesame oil
- Light soy sauce
- Soak cuttlefish in water till you are able to remove the membrane.
- Marinate pork with a little soy sauce (I used the less salt version), pepper, sesame oil and cornflour, then set aside.
- Meanwhile, cut the meatballs into half, and slice the fishcake to desired size.
- When the cuttlefish is done, wipe it dry with a clean cloth, and cut it into 4 pieces. Put it on a heated non-stick pan (no oil) to bring out the fragrance. This step should take about 3-5 minutes. You can also toss it in a toaster.
- Wash the rice and add water. I’m using my rice cooker to cook the porridge so I just follow the markings given in the pot.
- Put in the cuttlefish, meatballs and fishcake. Carefully add in the marinated minced pork using a teaspoon and try not to let them touch each other.
- Turn on the rice cooker, select the “porridge” option and just wait!
- Serve with a little sesame oil, dash of pepper and garnish with spring onions.
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