This rice flour porridge is a staple in traditional kimchi seasoning pastes. Adding a viscous texture to the mixture, rice flour porridge acts as a binder. Use it in the Mother-in-Law Signature House Kimchi from The Kimchi Cookbook recipe as well as any other home kimchi experiments.
Reprinted with permission from The Kimchi Cookbook: 60 Traditional and Modern Ways to Make and Eat Kimchi by Lauryn Chun, copyright 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Available wherever books are sold.
- 1 cup water, divided
- 2 tablespoons sweet rice flour
Prepare an ice bath. In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cups of water to a boil. Meanwhile, dissolve the sweet rice flour in the remaining 1/4 cup of cold water. Whisk the flour mixture into the boiling water and stir for 15 to 30 seconds until the mixture thickens and resembles white school glue. Remove from heat, set in ice bath to cool and allow to come to room temperature, stirring, 5 to 10 minutes. If making ahead, transfer the mixture to a container and refrigerate until needed. Sweet rice-flour porridge will keep for up to 3 days, refrigerated.