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Rice Porridge

In chicken, rice on August 13, 2009 at 6:53 pm


My favourite sick person food is porridge. That’s not really giving it enough credit because it’s also a breakfast food(or lunch…or dinner), a 5 minute prep food, a “I’m really broke this week” food and a “what do I do with the rest of this rotisserie chicken” food.

The nature of my gastronomical upbringing has for the most part, been very rice-centric. When I lived in Malaysia, we ate a lot of rice congee. Simple, slightly chicken flavoured. I remember always picking the green onion bits out. That was probably the Chinese version(one of many Chinese variants). We also ate plenty of the Malay variant, called bubur ayam (Malay vocabulary lesson for the day. “bubur” is porridge. “ayam” is chicken. Woo.)

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Crockpot Chicken Adobo

In chicken on August 13, 2009 at 12:45 am


I spent about 6 of my formative years in the Philippines and didn’t quite “fall in love” with the food quite as much as I merely integrated it into my life. When I moved away, I was saddened to realize that good chicken adobo was just not something that just appeared on the dinner table while visiting friends.

I still get some adobo, of course, although my current source for delicious, homemade chicken adobo happens to live in DC.

I don’t quite have the patience to prepare it the correct way, which I think involves dousing your kitchen in oil, but I was more than willing to give the crockpot version a shot.

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