Monday, February 28, 2011

Cranberry-Banana Rice Porridge (Jjuk)

Cranberry-Banana Rice Porridge (Jjuk)

This porridge can be made simply with rice and a little salt for flavor - the perfect baby food.  However, by adding vegetables or fruit, you can make a complete meal perfect for breakfasts, snacks or older babies.

1 C cooked rice  (short or medium grain works best)
3/4 C water
1/2 banana
1/8 C dried cranberries, raisins, cherries or apricots
1 T brown sugar (optional)
salt (optional)
  1. Place rice and water in a small pot.
  2. Simmer on low until the rice is broken down and it has reached desired consistency, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  3. Turn off heat and add banans, dried fruit, brown sugar and a dash of salt.
  4. Stir and let rest for 1 minute then stir again. 
  5. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  6. Serves 1-2 people.

NOTE:  If you do not have rice already cooked, you may substitute uncooked rice using a 1:6 rice to water ratio.  For a single serving, you would use 1/4 C uncooked rice and 1 1/2 C water. 

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