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Chocolate Porridge: A Homely Winter Recipe

cocoa powderIt has been cold lately.

Not that it’s a bad thing per se. I like it when it’s cold. It’s basically blanket weather, warm-soup weather, feel-good weather for me. Aside from getting better sleep, it’s comforting to stay at home and indulge yourself with something warm (provided you have no work that day).

When I was a kid my mom will cook all sorts of soups for us when it’s this cold — carrot and ginger soup, wild mushroom soup, or a creamy chicken macaroni soup, you name it. We were kids and we want variety, and that’s what mom gave us.

There’s also an old favourite of mine: chocolate porridge. It’s nothing fancy, just a homely dish to eat at breakfast when it’s cold. My mom cooked just enough portion for all of us because, if you leave for a couple of hours, the rice will absorb the liquid.

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