Nigella's not the only one with awesome recipes and, with Hails in mind, I'm going to give you Majella's* recipe for Perfect Porridge.
Porridge for Two People
Put one cup of porridge, a handful of sunflower seeds,one cup of water and one cup of milk in a saucepan. Bring to boiling and cook for a couple of minutes whilst stirring occasionally.
Serve into two bowls. Add one spoonful of honey per bowl and slice a banana between the two bowls. You can also use another soft fruit such as peaches, strawberries or blueberries. Add milk to taste.
Steep saucepan in cold water making sure to wipe porridge off saucepan rim.
Carry one bowl to bedside of Nigella-fancying lazybones and then eat own portion.
Go to work and hope that aforementioned slugabed will wash saucepan.
So there you go - my recipe for non-exploding porridge and a tip for an easily cleaned pan.
*Majella is my middle name - Nelly Majella Moser