I made a soothing red bean porridge with adzuki beans (Dongji Patjuk - 동지밭죽) for dinner; purple rice (흑미찹쌀 Huekmi Chapssal) and kelp side dish (미역 무침) for lunch. Of course, you always have to have kimchi to go alongside!!
Next week I will cook pine nut porridge 잣죽 (Jatjuk).
I used rice disks instead of traditional ball shapes, simply because I didn't have any. I did not realize how easy it is to MAKE your own rice flour, so I will do that next time as well! Soak overnight, grind, and sift! Then mix into a batter and shape into balls for soup, logs for tteokbokki 떡볶이 , or cut into disks for other soups and sides! Whee! I love cooking!
My housemate got so excited over the purple rice and what I was cooking, we are making a trip to the Korean mart so I can show him what to buy! Imagine me, teaching someone else how to eat 한국 음식 (Korean food)!!! LOL (ㅋㅋ) ㅎㅎ