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Yummy porridge recipe

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Leah Jan 25, 2005 08:28 PM

I just made this recipe from Donna Hay's book, Off The Shelf, and it was so good and easy I wanted to share it. It's perfect for breakfast or for a snack. In her book she also says it's good for a "sweet supper" but I don't know about that.

Just mix 1/2 cup short grain white rice; 1 1/2 cups water; 1 cup milk; and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a saucepan and simmer until it has a thick, porride-like consistency, stirring every so often. Serve with a little milk and brown sugar.

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    jackie Jan 26, 2005 07:29 PM

    This sounds very much like a porridge my mom would always make for me when I was a kid. It is a dutch recipe(yes, we came from Holland when I was a young child) and we always put golden raisons in it at the begining of the cooking process. No water, just milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and a bit of brown sugar, salt and butter. Served with more milk or cream and a pat of butter and sugar. I sometimes make this with leftover rice as well and it always reminds me of childhood--real comfort food for me!

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      TanQ10 Jan 26, 2005 06:58 PM

      This sounds a lot like "dhudh-bhaat", a bengali comfort food. We mix in bananas and a pinch of salt, and use fresh warmed milk only (no water).

      -T

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        Leah Jan 28, 2005 06:31 PM

        ooh that sounds so good with the bananas, i am going to try that too. thanks!

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        galleygirl Jan 26, 2005 05:20 PM

        Hey, I made it this afternoon; blizzard conditions, sweet craving, not enough ingredients to bake...Pretty good, esp. with brown sugar on it. Not for a sweetaholic, but definitely a good breakfast or snack....Thanks.

        I may have to try it in my rice-steamer next time.....

        Link: http://www.bistrodraw.com

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          shrimpbird Jan 26, 2005 12:21 PM

          Thanks, it sounds really nice.

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