Feb 13, 2009

Green Tea Porridge



So, there's this yummy little rice dish at Sushi Sam's that we like to get that somehow involves tea and either a little bit of salmon or unagi. A little while ago, Hairy and I were walking the aisles at our local Korean grocery store, and I stumbled upon this box that reminded me of that dish at Sam's. It seemed a bit disturbing in a box, but we took it home for snackventures.

The REALLY disturbing part to me is that the porridge is just sitting on a shelf, all liquidy and gooey and ready to go. I know there are canned soups and other moist and squishy things that have a shelf-life, but this was my first experience with boxed mushy rice. It kind of goes against all your own beliefs in never leaving your food out or it will rot. I know it's sealed, but, really, what a puny seal to keep your rice from going green.




I did enjoy sprinkling on the seaweed and green tea packet. I think there are little toasted rice nubs in there as well. TASTY!




Then you give her a little stir and stick her in the micro for about 2 minutes and PRESTO!!! Your strange midnight snack is complete!

Considering its appearance, it didn't taste horrid at all, and I asked Hairy to buy another box... haha. If you don't have texture problems with porridge (I sure don't...I grew up on this stuff for breakfy), I give CJ Green Tea Porridge two thumbs up!

9 comments:

  1. I had a hard time finding a flaw with this stuff. Except for maybe the price. At $5 it's hard to cheaply stockpile the stuff.

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  2. I had a hard time finding a flaw with this stuff. Maybe the price. At $5 it's tough to cheaply stockpile.

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  3. I really could not eat ready made porridge!

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  4. I know. I was completely disturbed by readymade porridge. And then I went for it..... it's sort of like a leap of faith. HAah.

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  5. Wow found this in a store nearby. 6 bucks! does it give you eternal life? those nubs better be gold nuggets for that price!

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  6. I know. It's true. They are spendy and Hairy only ever bought one other one! But it sure does beat boiling porridge!

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  7. They serve this for breakfast on Korean Air and I love it. It's the highlight of a long, long flight.

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  9. That's ochazuke, it's a japanese thing.

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