Easy Cornmeal Porridge
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Creamy cornmeal cooked with warm spices and coconut milk
Recipe type: Vegan
Cuisine: Guyanese / Caribbean
Serves: 4 servings
  • ½ cup of fine cornmeal
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon of whole cloves
  • About 1 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 can of coconut condensed milk (or regular condensed milk to taste)
  • ½ cup of coconut milk (may use evaporated milk or other milk to taste)
  1. To a saucepan add 4 cups of water and all the spices and bring to a boil on medium heat
  2. Continue to boil for 10-15 minutes or until the water changes to a brown color
  3. Then combine the remaining water and the cornmeal and mix together well, ensuring there are no lumps
  4. Using a sieve, you may scoop the spices out of the boiling water or you can leave them in
  5. Then add the mixture of water and cornmeal to the boiling spiced water and with a whisk stir vigorously to incorporate ensuring there are no lumps
  6. Then reduce the heat to low, cover and let simmer for about 3-5 minutes
  7. Next add the coconut condensed milk and coconut milk and mix together well.
  8. Serve hot!
Recipe by Metemgee at https://metemgee.com/2021/02/03/easy-cornmeal-porridge/