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Korean Shrimp and Rice Porridge (Saewoojuk)

Korean Shrimp and Rice Porridge (Saewoojuk)

Korean Shrimp and Rice Porridge (Saewoojuk)
Korean Shrimp and Rice Porridge (Saewoojuk)
Korean Shrimp and Rice Porridge (Saewoojuk)
There’s nothing like getting sick to make you appreciate the things you are able to do every day. Last week Reuben fell ill with a fever, chills, headache: the whole shebang. I followed a few days later. We were so miserable and unable to do ANYTHING for days. It was all I could do to make Helen food and watch videos. I was nearly mad with boredom. All of this to say: I had a good reason for not posting for over two weeks. Sorry.
But about this porridge.
I must confess that I was first attracted to this recipe because of my interest in the Korean Drama and culture. I was pretty reluctant to give Korean TV shows a try at first, but when I was desperate for entertainment after giving birth to Helen, I softened. To my surprise and characters and stories were very interesting. And all of the dramas that I have seen have been pretty clean and innocent in the romance department, especially compared to American TV shows.
Food tends to figure fairly largely in K-Dramas – the main characters are shown enjoying various dishes. I may or may not have decided to make Ramen after watching Liar Game. And, when I saw this recipe for Saewoojuk, I was intrigued. Not ONLY because it was a Korean dish, but also because the ingredients sounded amazing.
It was really delicious. Helen loved it. I can’t wait to make more, when I can find some good shrimp to make it with. Also: Helen and I are now addicted to seaweed snacks.

Also, if you’ve watched any K-Dramas (first of all: FRIEND!), let me know your favorites! Some of the shows I have most enjoyed have been (in no particular order): You Who Came From Another Star, Liar Game, and Pinocchio.

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Erica Lea

Wednesday 5th of August 2015

Yes, they look like they're enjoying their food very much. :) I haven't seen those two K-dramas you mentioned - I'll have to check them out.


Tuesday 4th of August 2015

Don't k-drama foods always look so ridiculously good? I haven't watched one in a while, but I used to love them (I sobbed for weeks over Can You Hear My Heart and Me Too, Flower). My good friend has started watching some newer dramas, and now I'm pretty tempted to see what is out there. This recipe is different from the usual Asian fare you see on foodgawker (usually stir frys) but it looks so good! Hopefully I can try it out one of these days.

Mel at Adventures of Mel

Thursday 2nd of April 2015

This looks very comforting. I'm glad you're feeling better! Being sick is no fun. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week's issue.

Erica Lea

Tuesday 31st of March 2015

Hey Stefanie,

Yep! The lady that shared this recipe on Tasty Kitchen shares my name! Kind of a confusing coincidence. :)