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    Jamaican (cornmeal) Porridge

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    45 mins

    5 mins

    40 mins

    kleigh83's Note:

    one of my favorite dishes when in jamaica. and this from someone who doesn't normally like hot cereals.

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    1. 1
      Bring salted water to a boil.
    2. 2
      Combine cornmeal and flour together in a bowl.
    3. 3
      Add milk slowly to make a smooth paste.
    4. 4
      Stir cornmeal paste into boiling salted water.
    5. 5
      Cover and cook on slow heat for 15 minutes.
    6. 6
      Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, cover and simmer for 15 more minutes.
    7. 7
      Sweeten with condensed milk.
    8. 8
      Serve hot.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 08, 2013


      Very good recipe. My mother in law is Jamaican. Hers is a bit thinner but I like this consistency. I used a whisk and had no issues with lumps. A super addition to make it that much better is a touch of fresh nutmeg. I just had ground nutmeg but true Jamaican style has fresh nutmeg. Wll make again.

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    • on November 20, 2012


      This is the best cornmeal porridge I ever made. Thanks. Adding the flour was new for me and I think it helps to keep the lumps to a minimum. Keeping the fire extremely low and stirring occasionally will stop the lumps. I used cinnamon stick and leaf instead of cinnamon powder and added a little mixed spice. I didn't use condensed milk, just sweetened with brown sugar and powdered soy. I'm still trying to convince my 5 year old daughter...finicky eater...but I loved it!

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    • on May 31, 2011

      my mummy made me this today it was good but it was ssssssssssssoooooooooo lumpy

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    Nutritional Facts for Jamaican (cornmeal) Porridge

    Serving Size: 1 (342 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 190.0
    Calories from Fat 37
    Total Fat 4.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    Cholesterol 11.7 mg
    Sodium 350.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 5.4 g
    Protein 5.4 g

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