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Welcome to my site. Here you will find exciting mashups of my very own recipes for the everyday home cook. I draw influences from my days working as an Executive Chef at my own Chinese restaurant in Downtown San Francisco, as well as inspiration from various cuisines I experience from all my travels. 

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Chef Kathy Fang
Japanese Inspired Oat Porridge with Power Greens

Japanese Inspired Oat Porridge with Power Greens

When I was a child, porridge was a common comfort food item my parents and grandparents would make when we needed a light meal at home. It’s suppose to be soothing and helps cleanse your system after indulging too much. It’s made with mostly water and a bit of white rice. After simmering without a lid for over an hour, the rice absorbs the water, expands and turns into a large pot of porridge.

There are many versions of porridge. The most basic one is plain; which has no seasoning (made with only water and white rice). There’s also ones made with chicken, beef, pork, pork bones, fish, or vegetables.. I'm a huge fan of porridge, it's the Asian version of grits or risotto, except less heavy. When I'm craving it however, I don't normally have over an hour to spare. I’m always on the go and have a little less than 30 mins to make breakfast, lunch or dinner at home before I have to head back to work. So rather than using rice, I turn to quick oats, rolled oats, or steel cut oats to make my porridge. You can finish making the porridge in 10 mins and add seasoning to it like ponzu, soy sauce, fresh ginger, scallions, sesame oil, or lemon juice. These are all great additions to a simple porridge. Here I have created a Japanese Inspired Oatmeal Porridge with Power Greens aka, baby spinach, kale, and baby chard. This is healthy, filling, full of fiber and comforting, not to mention super easy and fast to make.

Japanese Inspired Oat Porridge with Power Greens

Ingredients: Serves 1

1/4 cup rolled oats

2 cups water

4 cups of baby chard, spinach, and kale

1/2 teaspoon minced ginger

pinch of salt

2 teaspoon ponzu

1 whole shitake mushroom, sliced thin

2 tablespoon egg whites

sesame oil

Nori Seaweed for garnish

Method:

1. Cook your oats like you would normally except add your mushrooms to it as well

2. Once it’s almost done, add your power greens and let it cook down.

3. Season with your ponzu, salt, ginger, and egg whites and whisk fast.

4. Turn the heat off and taste. You may need a bit more ponzu.

5. Plate the porridge in a bowl and garnish with some sesame oil drizzle and nori seaweed.

Close up of our beautiful savory oat porridge- so healthy and good for you

Close up of our beautiful savory oat porridge- so healthy and good for you

DONE! It's that easy:)

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