though it looks pretty lame, this comfort food totally hit the spot. i've been coughing disgustingly for almost 2 weeks now but it doesn't stop me from having fun on the weekends. the morning after i was so happy that i was able to eat this for breakfast. our rice cooker always leaves a layer of hard, crispy rice at the bottom which is very unpleasant to have among the properly cooked grains. finally i decided to save that ugly layer like my mom does and toasted it in a pan. when boiling water is poured over it, somehow it's a little bit more than just the sum of its parts. perfect to eat with something super spicy; like the kaktugi i made last week. match it up with a cup of green tea and you're on the road to recovery. (:
leave it up to a korean to use up every last bit of food and cut down on waste.