Cook For Family: Power Packed Porridge with Cuttlefish, Fishcake, Chicken, Scallop & Peanuts
I have decided to jump on the Cook For Family bandwagon together with over 100 bloggers. Basically, this initiative promotes cooking for our family members. Those who know me would know that missuschewy does not cook. At all. You will never find her in the kitchen. Except when she raids the refrigerator of course.
The whole idea of cooking for my family members does sound kinda fun and meaningful but let’s face it, I can only cook something simple and fuss-free. I thought of my favorite porridge that my mum makes every now and then. It’s something that I can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. True story! With that, my mum became my ‘Power Packed Porridge Consultant’. The porridge is ‘power packed’ because it has lotsa ingredients in it! There are slices of fried fish cake, cuttlefish, chicken fillet, scallops and peanuts.
Preparation is very simple but I will still run through the process briefly over here. Shred chicken, fishcake and cuttlefish into slices. Marinate chicken fillet in sesame oil, oyster sauce and pepper.
Soak rice grains with dried scallops in water for at least one hour.
Boil half a kettle of hot water. Add boiled water into the slow cooker. Turn cooker to high heat.
Half an hour later, add chicken fillet. Let it cook for another half an hour before adding cuttlefish and fishcake. Turn to low heat and let it simmer for one hour. Add hot water and stir when necessary. Finally, pour the whole can of peanuts into the pot. Don’t let the peanut sauce in the can go to waste. Pour it in too! It adds a sweet flavor to the porridge.
Garnish the bowl of porridge with chopped spring onion and fried shallots. And tadaaaah~! That’s a bowl of power packed porridge for you!
It’s a success! The porridge has a very nice sweet flavor and its texture is soft. Use only a slow cooker to cook the porridge!
Glad to be part of this Cook For Family initiative! :)