Porridge – a dish of boiled cereals or other seeds. Porridge recipes are varied, but there are two options for how to cook porridge, or two consistency porridge – crumbly porridge, which is often served as a side dish, and liquid porridge, or as it is sometimes called – "gruel".
What kind of porridge does not happen: pea porridge, pearl barley porridge, wheat porridge, barley porridge, corn porridge, rice porridge, semolina porridge, oatmeal (Hercules porridge), buckwheat porridge, millet porridge, pumpkin porridge. Although to use the name of pumpkin porridge – not quite right, because pumpkin in this case is only one of the ingredients. A more correct name, for example, millet porridge with pumpkin.
The caloric value of cereals, as a rule, high. Low in calories semolina, recipe for water. But the porridge is quite nutritious: millet porridge with milk (134Ккал), semolina with milk (110Ккал), rice porridge with milk (98Ккал). The use of cereals is determined for each individually. Someone needs iron, and the most useful porridge for him – with a high content of iron, for example, buckwheat porridge. Children's porridge – a separate topic. Today, children are recommended to give ground buckwheat porridge, rice porridge. But the popularity of semolina has fallen significantly. Maybe because many parents do not know how to cook semolina properly. Remember, half a liter of liquid - three tablespoons of semolina. It is better to cook semolina porridge with milk, but you can reduce the caloric content of porridge mix water and milk. The recipe of semolina porridge will be a favorite recipe of your grown-up child, if you add raisins, nuts, dried fruits, cinnamon, vanilla to the porridge.
If you want to learn how to cook delicious porridge, use our tips. First, the best utensils for cooking porridge – cast iron. Although the porridge in a slow cooker also has the right to be prepared. Second, if you want a real crumbly porridge, fry the cereal before cooking. Third, you need to salt the water, and before you pour it into the cereal. Fourth, the ratio of water and cereals is usually 2:1. I. e., for example, if you have chosen buckwheat porridge recipe, Millet porridge recipe, Rice porridge recipe, you will need 4 cups of water and 2 cups of cereals. If you are interested in pumpkin porridge, the recipe here is a little different, because previously have to cook a pumpkin. By the way, the recipe for pumpkin Porridge can be varied to your taste, including a little cinnamon, vanilla or raisins. A tasty cereal!