Thick and Hearty Veggie Porridge

[For 12 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jars]
Ingredients (serves 1):

[For 17 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jars]
Ingredients (serves 1): 

*This recipe was developed for Stainless Steel Food Jars SW-GCE36 and SW-EAE35/50. Adjustments may be required for making this recipe in other Food Jar models.  

*Please make sure not to overfill the food jar with ingredients, as ingredients will expand with cooking, and may cause the lid to burst.
Preheat the food jar by pouring boiling water (not included in the ingredients list). Close the lid and allow to preheat. 
Rinse rice well and drain. Place rinsed rice and all other ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Skim the surface if needed.
Discard hot water from the food jar. Fill with soup from step 2 until 1cm below the ridge and close lid. If soup does not fill to 1 cm below the ridge, add hot water to adjust. Allow porridge to cook for a minimum of 90 minutes and up to 6 hours.
Make sure to consume within 6 hours to prevent from spoiling.