I don’t carry cash. Ever. I used to carry some in a little plastic bag but I don’t typically need it and money is just about the grossest, germiest thing out there.
I have credit cards, and I’m typically with Mom or Dad or Mom and Dad, so it’s not a big issue.
The other day Mom and I went to get my hair done and then to Otus Supply for dinner (it was amazing and the review is coming later this week). After dinner we wanted an ice cream, because summer and ice cream, you know???
Mom realized she had used the last of her cash on feeding the parking meter and tipping my hair stylist and his assistant. So we’d just go to the ATM, right?
There was one not too far from the ice cream place. We parked there and Mom pulled out her card. It expired a year ago. Clearly Mom doesn’t go to the bank a lot. She tried the card anyway, but the machine was smart enough to determine it wasn’t valid.
A little bummed out after what had been pretty much the perfect day, we started to drive home. The other day we were out and drove past Silver Dairy, a spot where we used to get ice cream like twenty years ago. I had looked it up and it still seemed super popular and high quality.
I thought of it and Yelp said they take credit cards, a rarity for these mom and pop shops, and they have a drive thru, so we headed there.
It was clearly fate, because it was some of the best ice cream we have had all summer. It was so creamy and flavorful and I loved it and never wanted it to end and it reminded me of being a kid and you guys, it was just everything, and I’m so glad we went.
So I guess the moral of this lesson is to run out of cash and think outside the box?
I definitely did some thinking outside the box for this Savory Rice Porridge. Rice isn’t something we eat or cook much at all, but I love Sunday Supper and wanted to participate. Mom said they used to eat rice with milk and sugar for breakfast as kids, so I did a slightly more elegant version of that that is super easy to make thanks to a few shortcuts and is hearty and satisfying. Dinner will be on the table in no time.Print
Savory Rice Porridge #SundaySupper
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- 2 cups cooked rice, hot
- 3 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Toppings like chicken, pork, beef, fish, eggs, or lettuce
- Stir together the rice, turmeric, pepper, salt, cream cheese, and milk until well combined. Add more milk if necessary to achieve a risotto like consistency. Serve immediately topped with whatever protein or vegetables you want!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
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- Qatiqli Hu’rda (Uzbek Rice Soup with Yogurt) by Tara’s Multicultural Table
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- Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore over Rice by My Blissful Mess
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- Easy Paella Recipe with Beef and Shrimp by Sunday Supper Movement
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I was thinking of an oatmeal like dish when I saw the name of your post! This “porridge” sounds much more appealing!! Enjoy the holiday weekend, Laura.
Thanks, Liz! Happy Labor Day to you and your family too.
Cindy @CindysRecipesAndWritings says
I love savory rice so I can’t wait to try combo! so creamy too!
I make rice porridge very often, mostly with chicken or turkey and various vegetables, we all love it, it is so comforting, healthy and easy to make. Next time I will add some turmeric, yours has such a nice color.
Teri @ The Freshman Cook says
A wonderful and beautiful recipe! Definitely a recipe I will be trying in the very near future!
John/Kitchen Riffs says
I never use it but I usually carry some $$ with me. Just because. Anyway, wonderful looking dish! Very tasty and satisfying — thanks!
Debbie Eccard says
I always have cash! I most often use credit cards but I do like to have some cash on hand. In Santiago and Patagonia, I couldn’t believe that every restaurant (even small ones) all have the credit card machines that they bring to the table and give you your receipt right away! So convenient and your card never leaves your sight. No waiting for the waiter to come back.
Yes, I just had some leftover rice with milk for dessert the other night!!
Oh, that is such a good idea they run the credit card at the table. It’s amazing how sometimes other countries are much more advanced than the US>
Marcelle/A Little Fish in the Kitchen says
This is a really versatile dish, Laura and I think this rice porridge would pair up nicely with lots of different types of meat. That turmeric sure gives it a nice, warm color! We love rice and will have to try this one 🙂