Cornmeal porridge is a light tasty meal that is perfect not only to make for children but adults can enjoy it, too. If you are looking for a way to get meals to your diet plan that are more diverse, cornmeal is a perfect option. This 5-ingredient porridge recipe is easy to make at home and will be a perfect fit for nutritious breakfast.  

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The main trick for making perfect cornmeal porridge is keeping the proportions of milk, water and cornmeal right. However, if you want to get the consistency runnier, add more milk. For a delicious porridge, quality of cornmeal is important, too. Choose clean meal, without any lumps, in bright yellow color. Learn how you can make tasty creamy cornmeal porridge at home.

Cornmeal Porridge Ingredients:

Ingredients for Cornmeal Porridge

  • 100 g cornmeal;
  • 200 ml water;
  • 200 ml milk;
  • 10 g unsalted butter;
  • 10 g sugar (or to your taste);
  • a pinch of salt.

How long should cornmeal porridge boil? On an average, you cook cornmeal for 30 minutes (10-15 minutes in water and 15 minutes in milk). Do not forget to leave it for 10 minutes to sit before serving.

What is the ratio of cornmeal to liquid in porridge? Use 1 cup of cornmeal for 4 cups of liquid (here I count both the amount of water together with milk). If you like runnier porridge in the consistency than combine 1 cup of cornmeal with 5 cups of liquid.

How to make cornmeal porridge with milk at home:

  • Rinse cornmeal under running water. Better use a strainer with a fine mash. I did not have one, so I placed cornmeal in a bowl, several times filled it with water until drained water was clear. Be careful not to drain cornmeal with it.

Rinse cornmeal

  • Take a saucepan in which you are going to make your porridge, pour listed amount of water and bring it to boil on the high heat.

Boil water

  • Rinsed cornmeal add to the boiling water, keep constantly stirring while pouring it inside.

Add cornmeal to boiling water

  • Add sugar and salt next; lower the heat to minimum.

Add sugar and salt

  • Keep cooking cornmeal in water for 10 minutes in a saucepan covered with a lid. Do not forget to stir cornmeal porridge to prevent it from burning.

Simmer until water cooks off

  • While you have cornmeal cooking, let’s warm up milk. When water cooks off, pour warmed up milk. Stir the porridge.

Pour warm milk

  • While cooking cornmeal in milk, you should continue to stir porridge constantly. Make sure that the heat is low and you can cover pot with a lid again. It will take you around 15 minutes to get porridge to the consistency that you need.

Cook porridge for 15 minutes

  • Add butter and set aside covered pot for 10 minutes.

Add butter

  • Serve in your favorite plate with dried fruits and nuts. Enjoy your meal!

Cornmeal Porridge Recipe

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Cornmeal Porridge Recipe with Milk

Learn how to cook tasty porridge with cornmeal and milk
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Porridge
Cuisine: International
Keyword: cornmeal porridge with milk
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 120kcal

Ingredients

  • 100 g cornmeal
  • 200 ml water
  • 200 ml milk
  • 10 g unsalted butter
  • 10 g sugar (or to your taste)
  • a pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Rinse cornmeal under running water. Better use a strainer with a fine mash. I did not have one, so I placed cornmeal in a bowl, several times filled it with water until drained water was clear. Be careful not to drain cornmeal with it.
  • Take a saucepan in which you are going to make your porridge, pour listed amount of water and bring it to boil on the high heat.
  • Rinsed cornmeal add to the boiling water, keep constantly stirring while pouring it inside.
  • Add sugar and salt next; lower the heat to minimum.
  • Keep cooking cornmeal in water for 10 minutes in a saucepan covered with a lid. Do not forget to stir cornmeal porridge to prevent it from burning.
  • While you have cornmeal cooking, let’s warm up milk. When water cooks off, pour warmed up milk. Stir the porridge.
  • While cooking cornmeal in milk, you should continue to stir porridge constantly. Make sure that the heat is low and you can cover pot with a lid again. It will take you around 15 minutes to get porridge to the consistency that you need.
  • Add butter and set aside covered pot for 10 minutes.
  • Serve in your favorite plate with dried fruits and nuts.

Notes

*calories per 100 g

What goes good with cornmeal porridge? Honey, your favorite jam, different fruits, especially the dried ones and nuts. I also like boiling cornmeal with butternut squash. It turns out very delicious.

What is the alternative to milk in porridge? Almond and coconut milk are mine top choices. On the other hand, you can substitute milk for water.

You do not have to possess any special skills to make this delicious porridge for breakfast or for any other meal, you want to have it. There are no extra ingredients that are hard to locate or unexpectedly pricy. A perfect option for a quick meal, too. All the questions that you have leave in the comment section below, and I will get back to you as quick as possible.

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