So this week I spent most my time through the employee training program in the US and it happens to be my first visit to the US as well. It was not an easy trip. Our first flight was delayed. When we arrived at Charlotte NC, the connecting flight was already boarding. Unfortunately, we didn’t know there was a gate change. The next thing was that we were running from E to B and then B to D with people cheering at us “RUN RUN RUN FASTER”! Thank you all we made it at last.
The first training class was fun until this moment. The instructor asked each of us to say something unique about ourselves, something that was your own unique thing or experience and you should call out if you had such thing too. Well, I brought up that I love cooking, food photography and have my own food blog for a little while. And I got the following responses:
“Food photography? Well you cook and you just take a picture. I can do that.”
“Yeah blog, I can totally take a photo and tweet about it.”
The first one is legit because I guess many of us (if not all) started by just taking a picture of our daily food. But the second one really made me uncomfortable. Tweeting about your food is not the same thing as hosting a food blog. It’s part of it. So I said they were different but apparently they didn’t buy it. I wanted to explain more but then thought “oh what the heck. I’m not going to waste my time on these people”. I’m here for training, not arguing. Luckily two other guys backed me up so it got through.
One who does not know is not guilty, but being polite and less arrogant won’t hurt.
So back to our recipe, purple potato and goji berry congee. It’s a perfect choice for breakfast, but you can also treat it as a dessert. Serve two, hot in winter and cold in summer.
So what do we need? Well that’s simple:
- One or two purple potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cubes.
- Cooked rice for two people (leftover is perfect for this)
- Some goji berries, make it 15
- Water. If you have two bowls of rice, triple it for the water.
- Brown sugar, add to taste
How do we start?
- Put the rice in a pot with the water. Boil the water and stir until the rice separate.
- Add the purple potatoes and goji berries. Turn to medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir from time to time. You don’t want the rice get stick to the pot.
- Add sugar and make it sweet. The purple potatoes are likely to be sweet enough, so don’t add a big spoon of sugar.
And we are done! Sweet!
Now I’m done with the post. I’m heading to the airport. I miss home, sweet sweet home.