Hello everyone! I know I’ve been MIA forever and ever. This blog is always in the back of my mind and I often think, “This is the week where I will finally update…” and then another week passes and I find myself doing other things. =/ So again – my apologies first.
Life has been trudging along as usual. I’m quickly approaching my two-year cancer anniversary and it’s unbelievable how quickly time has passed. My life will never be the same, but my sense of normalcy is just now starting to come back. There are actually some days I am able to forget what has happened – and those are the days that I call “good days.”
There are more good days than bad.
Anyhow, I’m not cooking as much as I used to. I’m not sure if it’s laziness, the heat, fatigue or a combination of everything – but I’m just not finding myself in the kitchen anymore.
This morning I awoke and after feeding Munchkin some miyuk gook, I decided to make myself one of these. While making it – I realized I had some leftover rice and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to update my blog. =P
Making noo-roong-ji is super easy. Just grab a pan…
Fill a bowl with some water and get your rice scooper…
Turn the heat on medium-low…
…and then simply flatten your rice out like this. Since Koreans tend to eat stickier rice, wet the rice spoon with water so that it doesn’t stick. Press the rice down flat and then just let it cook for about 10-15 minutes on one side.
Flip it over and then let it brown on the other side as well.
I usually just make a bunch and store it in the freezer in Tupperware.
Whenever you’re ready to eat, just grab some and place it in a bowl (or you can just boil it).
Boil some water…
Add just enough water like this.
And then cover it with another bowl or use a lid like this. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes.
And you’re ready to enjoy! I took this picture too soon, but if you leave it longer – the noo-roong-ji will be softer and the water will be milkier. =) I had to leave the house so this picture was just for blog purposes. Anyhow, you can even fry the pieces and sprinkle some sugar on it too and eat it as a snack. I’ll post up a “how-to” of that later this week if I have time.
I hope everyone has a safe and peaceful Labor Day weekend!
My little Munchkin is starting Kindy next week and it’s just so surreal. I cannot believe my little boy has grown up so much. =P