Korean Food: Pine Nut Porridge (잣 죽)
|Short grain rice/Sushi rice||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), soaked|
|Pine nuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Water||4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)|
|Pine nuts||2 Tablespoon|
1. In a medium sized bowl soak 2/3 cup of short grain rice in water for about 12 hours. After 12 hours drain the rice. You will now get about 1 cup of soaked rice.
2. Prepare 1/2 cup of pine nuts by removing the top part of each nut and set aside.
3. Grind the soaked and drained rice with 1 cup of water in a blender for 1 minute on high speed. Drain the rice mixture for a soft and creamy puree. Then add 3 cups of water in to the pan.
4. In a blender grind pine nuts with 1/2 cup of water for half a minute on high speed.
5. Cook the rice mixture for about 10-15 minutes on medium heat. Keep stirring it with a wooden spoon otherwise the porridge will get lumpy.
6. When the porridge becomes thick and starts to bubble it is time to add the pine nuts. Pour the pine nut mixture into the porridge and gently stir it. It is important not to stir it too often.
7. Once it starts to boil again, cook for 3 more minutes on medium high heat. After its done cooking, add about 3/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Mix gently and it is ready to serve.
8. Serve the porridge in a serving bowl and put some ground pine nuts in the center of the porridge or arrange 4 pine nuts in the center in the shape of a flower.
9. Best served warm.
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17 g25.8%
Saturated Fat 1.2 g6.1%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 364.1 mg15.2%
Total Carbohydrates 24 g8.1%
Dietary Fiber 1.6 g6.4%
Sugars 2.1 g
Protein 5 g9.9%
Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 0.32%
Calcium 0.5% Iron 13.4%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet