Apart from starting the rice cooker – which takes about a minute – before I went off to take a shower & do other stuff, this took about 20-30 minutes to prepare, a good deal of which was debating over which dish to use for what.
The soup revealed:
[And after lunch, some kitchen rearranging]
small glassware moves to cupboard & small dishes take the quick access spot
Big rearrangement in the dish cupboard
I can reach the lower left 4 squares easily, the front things on the next two up and two right with a stretch. Top shelf and the second from the top rightmost square require a stepstool. Ah, the life of a short person…