Porridge is a popular dish in Korea often served as the first meal of the day or as a snack. There are many variations — some are made with chicken, some are made with kabocha, and others are made with abalone. This one is made with pine nuts, and is often served traditionally during the celebration of the Lunar New Year. — Will Budiaman
- 1/2 cup short grain rice, soaked in water for 2 hours and drained
- 1/4 cup pine nuts, round tips removed, plus more for garnish
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
Using a blender, blend the rice, pine nuts, and water for about 2 minutes on high speed until the rice and pine nuts are liquefied. Strain the liquid into a medium-sized pot using a strainer and cook over medium-low heat for about 6 minutes, stirring constantly until thickened. Add the salt. Garnish with pine nuts and serve hot.