How It Is Made

This is how Jonathan boy’s porridge are cooked.

I have the Magic Saver Cooker (MSC) from Cosway and a ceramic pot. The MSC comes with a inner stainless steel pot (to cook the food) and insulation pot (to warm the food).  


Jonathan boy is having two feedings of porridge each day so I just have to prepare once and it can last till evening (still warm) using the MSC.

Step 1: To come out with two feedings of porridge, I put in 3 milk powder scoops of rice with 3 x 4oz of water in the ceramic pot.  I’m giving him unpolished brown rice as the content of nutrients is better than polished rice.

Step 2: I’ll make sure I always have at least two types of vegetables of different colour. My favourite mix is pumpkin and broccoli because pumpkin gives the sweetness and broccoli gives him the vitamin C and folic acid and the easiest to prepare. I just need 2 – 3 florets of broccoli without having to chop finely. As for pumpkin, I’ll grate it otherwise I can cut into cubes. Just put the florets of broccoli and grated pumpkin into the ceramic pot. Sometimes, I’ll add 2 cubes of chicken meat, fish, pork or scallops.

Step 3: Put the ceramic pot into the inner pot of the MSC and fill the inner pot with water.

This is called the double-boil method. Bring it to boil then simmer on low fire for 45 mins.  With the lid still covering the inner pot, transfer it to the insulation pot. Do not open the insulation pot until feeding time so that the porridge can continue to cook on its own till soft.

So here’s the outcome and greatness of the MSC.

I prefer to cook this way compared to slow cooker as this is faster and energy saving. Each morning, I just need 5 – 10 minutes to prepare the porridge ingredients. Then leave it to simmer while I bath and change to get ready for work. Before I leave for work, I just turn off the fire and transfer the inner pot to the MSC. It’s so easy and hassle free.

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  1. Wai Yin says:

    I use this Magic Cooker too but mine is the older design. Have been using it for almost 8 years. Started using it for my daughter’s porridge but now mostly to cook rice for the girls. Great also to make chicken or ikan bilis stock.

    ... on July August 5th, 2008
  2. Ann says:

    I love my Magic Cooker too!! Really saves electricity. but never thought to double boil using it!

    Good idea…maybe can boil my tong kuai this way!

    ... on July August 5th, 2008
  3. SookMei says:

    I use a slowcooker to cook my daughter’s porridge.

    A suggestion if you are ever in a rush… wash the rice and place it in the freezer for a while say 20 min. then cook as normal. The freezing really breaks up the rice grains fast. I use this everyday.

    ... on July August 5th, 2008
  4. andrewjune says:

    wah good idea…i’ve not tried this double boiling before…
    will try it out…

    thnks for sharing!

    ... on July August 7th, 2008
  5. Ryan's mami says:

    Hmm… my MIL has this MSC too. Can suggest to her using it to cook Ryan’s porridge.

    So, for the dinner feeding, does the porridge still warm??

    ... on July August 8th, 2008
  6. KittyCat says:

    Hey, this ceramic pot sounds good! I use the slow cooker too and yeah, don’t like how LONG it takes and how MUCH energy it uses. Thanks for posting!

    ... on July August 8th, 2008
  7. mumsgather says:

    This sounds like a fantastic way of making porridge. I used to use rice cooker, then keep one portion in the fridge for evening to reheat by steaming. Seems like so much more trouble compared to this!

    ... on July August 8th, 2008
  8. Julie says:

    Wai Yin – 8 years? The cooker as so durable. I have one of the older design too. It’s the bigger size one.

    Ann – Yes, you can. My mil use it to boil during my confinement.

    Sook Mei – Freezing the rice? That is a good idea. Btw, thanks for visiting.

    June – Try it since you are now on one month’s leave. 🙂

    Ryan’s mummy – Jonathan’s dinner time is usually 5pm and the porridge is still warm, just nice to feed without having to blow. But if you prefer hotter, you can always reheat.

    KittyCat – Great to see you here.

    Mumsgather – In fact, the MSC can be used to cook many other things. You’ll sure find it useful.

    ... on July August 9th, 2008
  9. Karen, Mama of Ji Hin says:

    Thanks for sharing the porridge making method. I bought a cooker to cook porridge like yours. Inside also with stainless steel and ceramic pot (different style and with timer). But i just lazy to do double boiled. I put everything (rice, water, vege and meat)before i went to sleep.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog.

    ... on July August 9th, 2008
  10. Julie says:

    Karen – Welcome to our Cyberhome.

    When I’m lazy, Jonathan gets to eat cereal cause I don’t cook porridge… 😛

    ... on July August 12th, 2008
  11. Wai Yeng says:

    Siew Haw

    Great blog. Now i can curi your method to use for my gal. I have been cooking her cereals, then store in the fridge and then reheat when needed. Do you remember how much you bought the MSC for?

    ... on July October 10th, 2008
  12. Julie says:

    Wai Yeng – Hi! Nice to see you here. I can’t really remember the price I bought the MSC but I think it’s around RM100+. That is with discount coupon.

    ... on July October 10th, 2008

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