Black Sesame Porridge

Gochugaru Girl likes sesame seeds very much.

20140827_143943128_iOSHowever, I have never made porridge with it before.

I was very keen to try this for breakfast, so the rice was soaked overnight and then ground in the morning. This made the porridge cook very fast, with the added bonus that it had a very smooth texture.

The recipe below makes enough for four small bowls of porridge. It is easy to make bigger quantities, but in our household it is really only me who will eat it, hence the modest amount given.


For the Porridge:

½ cup short-grain rice

¼ cup black sesame seeds


Toasted pine nuts


You will also need a blender or food processor. I used a Vitamix which is perfect for grinding even very hard foodstuffs.


How to Make:

Wash the rice and place in a bowl. Cover in water and leave for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Drain the rice and place it in a blender or food processor, along with 1 cup of water. Process until the rice is all ground up.

Add the sesame seeds and process until the mixture becomes a thick paste.

Pour the mixture into a pan and add 2 cups of water. Simmer for 20 minutes over a medium heat. Stir occasionally to break up any lumps and to ensure the mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

Reduce the heat and simmer for another 10 minutes, stirring frequently. If you like your porridge to be a little thinner, then add a bit of water as you go along.

Serve the porridge with honey and toasted pine nuts.