Saturday, 13 August 2022

Home Grown Vegetables With Porridge

I prefer to eat rice porridge when the weather is hot. When my father-in-law was with us, he will only eat porridge when he was not feeling well and that only for 1 or 2 days. By the 2nd day, he will complain that his legs felt weak and he needed to eat rice. Good thing, hubby doesn't feel that way and he does not mind eating porridge.

Most times, I will cook plain rice porridge. Other times, I will add meat, salted egg and century egg, or whatever is available. There are also times when I will add in rolled oats to the rice porridge if it is available. Here are 2 examples of our recent rice porridge dinners.

Dinner #1
Some home made pickled ginger and green chili.
Canned pickled lettuce.
Rice porridge with pre-marinated pork slices, century egg, salted egg, and ginger strips.
Home grown vegetable - baby choy sum.
Just plain blanched vegetable without any oil or sauce.
These days I use brown rice to boil porridge. I buy brown rice from the rice shop in my area. Recently, I asked a friend to help me buy a packet of brown rice from Sekinchan. 
Dinner #2
Salted duck egg.
Minced pork with sour belimbing buluh (picture below), chilies and onions.
Belimbing buluh fruits from a friend.
Plain brown rice porridge.

Sauteed home grown Green Amaranth with oil, garlic and salt.
Green Amaranth babies.
When I first planted this, I scattered too many seeds within a small plot.
Now I know better and I try to space out the seeds.
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I received the following photos from a friend.
I searched the internet and I think this insect is the Callirhipis Cardwellensis beetle with Flabellate Antennae.
Insect photos credited to Shirley.
This beetle is new to me.
Have you come across this strange looking beetle before.


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44 comments:

  1. Good grief, this bug looks like it is something made from plastic to scare people! Porridge does have a reputation here of being for sick people.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. Porridge is easier to eat and digest especially for the sick and elderlies.

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  2. All is looking very good. We don't eat porridge in our house but some people do.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. Not everyone is a fan of porridge.

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  3. Thank you Nancy for the baby vege photo. Love your Home Grown Vegetables With Porridge. I can eat porridge everyday with no issues cos I don't need to eat rice at all. Brown rice porridge is healthy. No, I haven't seen the beetle before. It looks so special. Has your friend seen it before many times before taking the photo?

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    1. Thank you, Mun. I am not sure how many times my friend has seen this insect.

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  4. Your food is aways so varied and well presented. But that beetle.... I hope I never see one like that, its scary! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you, Valerie. So far, I haven't seen such insect in my garden or house.

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  5. Your porridge looks good enough to eat on its own.

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    1. Most of the times I will eat it on its own. Sometimes, I will have other things to go with it.

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  6. Here porridge is not common. To me it´s even rather "slimey" - oh, but the others look so good - I am hungry (no kidding!).

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    1. Thank you, Iris. True, not everyone enjoys eating porridge.

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  7. Hello Nancy,
    I hope your Father-in-law is feeling better. The green amaranth is lovely. I have never seen a beetle like that, it is interesting looking. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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    1. Thank you, Eileen for hosting. Have a wonderful new week.

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  8. Yeah, rice porridge works well when you are ill. Very interesting insect.

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  9. Porridge here tends to be of the oat variety. I only have it for breakfasts in winter.

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    1. Thank you, William. I love the oat porridge too.

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  10. Your friend got some unusual bugs, and I really like the one with the brush-like antennae. When we were sick, we used to eat porridge as well. My brother, who works out at the gym, used to consume brown rice while he was on a diet.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Jeevan. We are now trying to keep a more healthier diet.

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  11. I have never had rice porridge but yours looks good.

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    1. I have never had rice porridge but yours looks good. Gigi hawaii

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    2. I am sorry that Blogger causes you to become Anonymous.

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  12. That beetle is wild looking, isn't it? I've never seen anything like it. I love seeing that bowl of brown rice. I could eat just that!

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  13. I believe you have species correct. Otherwise, I'm not familiar with insects outside of my own region. It's a marvelous insect. I have to look up rice porridge: it just may be for me!

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  14. So creative with what you do with porridge. I'm always impressed by the variety of vegetables you cook with.
    The beetle is unlike anything I've ever seen.

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  15. Rice porridge looks good, i've never had it. Maybe i can find a recipe.

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    1. Thank you, Mimi. Just add water to the rice to slow boil until all the rice are broken up. If you prefer smoother texture, then boil longer. You can add whatever you want to it.

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  16. I have seen that beetle before and what made me remember it is the antennae which looks like a garden rake. LOL!

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    1. The only thing that attracts me to this beetle is the antennae.

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  17. I had enough of porridge last month when the whole family fell sick!! Haha. Nice to cook porridge and accompanied by own grown veggie.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Too much of anything can be boring.

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  18. Your rice porridge looks yum. The antenna of that insect is so cool.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  19. I like green Amaranth, too.
    Thanks for your quote on my post.

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