Porridge is a poor man’s food, some say because the ingredients are cheap, local and very accessible.
Porridge is a sick man’s food, too. The warm soup, soft grains, and the ‘steady’ taste is what pleases a sick tongue.
Porridge is a comfort food, for me. It goes well with boiled egg, ox tail, tofu, lumpiang togue, puto, chicken, or even isaw!
So lemme share my own child-friendly version of porridge. Porridges is LUGAW, peeps!
Red Onion, finely chopped
White Onion, finely chopped
Turmeric (orange ginger), thinly sliced
Yellow ginger, thinly sliced
Chicken parts, boiled
Salt and Pepper
For the tofu dip:
Saute garlic, red and white onion, and turmeric.
Season with salt and pepper.
Once brown, add yellow ginger.
Season with fish sauce.
Mix rice, once every grain is coated, add chicken broth.
Mix some more. Cover. Simmer.
Mix every once in a while, making sure there is still soup.
Porridge should be ready in 20-30 minutes.
Top with spring onion and egg before serving.