Red River Hot Cereal Mix (Copycat)

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Recipe by COOKGIRl

I bought a box of Red River hot cereal recently-specifically to create a copycat version although it's been on my To Do List for a long time. All ingredients were purchased in bulk at the natural food store using Oregon-based Bob's Red Mill products exclusively including organic 'Pumpernickel Dark Rye Meal' which I was happy to discover. *Please* note that I estimated amounts for this cereal and you can adjust the amounts if you wish. The cooking directions were taken directly from the back of the box.

Top Review by April H.

They stopped selling this in my city, and it was prohibitively expensive to buy online. I even went to Bob's Red Mill one time, but I got cracked rye instead of rye meal. This tastes like the real deal!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons brown flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons golden flax seeds
  • 2 cups cracked wheat
  • 2 cups rye meal


  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl then transfer to an airtight container or "Ziploc"-type plastic bag.
  2. To prepare: For 2 servings, place 1 1/2 cups filtered water, 1/2 cup Red River Copycat Hot Cereal Mix and 1/4 teaspoon salt (the salt is optional) in a sauce pan.
  3. Bring to a boil; stirring occasionally.
  4. Reduce to a gentle boil and cook 5 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally.
  5. After cooking is complete, remove sauce pan from stove top and cover. Set aside for a few minutes.
  6. Enjoy with your favorite additions and toppings: milk, dried fruit, cinnamon, etc.

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