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Blended Porridge with Vegetables and Meat

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2 portions | Preparation time: 45 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 60 gm Chinese yam (diced)
  • 2 slices Ginger (sliced)
  • 40 gm Red carrot (diced)
  • 100 gm Rice (optional – Brown rice)
  • 2 gm Salt or sea salt
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil
  • 60 gm Sliced fish / choice of ikan batang,
  • ikan kurau, snapper, garoupa or
  • freshwater carp or minced meat
  • 60 gm Sweet potato (diced)
  • 500 m£ Water
  • 10 gm Spring onions (diced) – Optional

 

  1. Add water, washed rice and sliced ginger into slow cooker on the highest temperature. (NOTE: Cooking time takes about 3 hours. For faster cooking time, use a stove instead.)
  2. Add diced sweet potatoes, yam, carrots and cook for 30 minutes. Add extra water as necessary for desired consistency.
  3. Add sliced fish and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Allow porridge to cool slightly before transferring porridge to blender. Blend porridge until smooth.
  5. Season with salt and sesame oil. Garnish with spring onions (optional) before serving.

 

Tips

 

  • Brown rice is considered a wholegrain and is higher in dietary fiber because it has not lost the hull and bran layers in the milling process. Brown rice helps to maintain a healthy weight and better manage blood sugar level.
  • Diabetes: Use multigrains like red rice and brown rice to cook the porridge.
  • Dysphagia: Replace carrot with sweet potato or pumpkin and avoid spring onions.

 

Source: Singapore Silver Pages, an initiative by the Agency for Integrated Care. Reproduced with permission.

 

 

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