01 November 2011

Who knew that something called porridge could taste so good?! My five-year-old came home from one of his first days of school raving about the Georgian Porridge that their school cook made for the morning snack. He asked numerous times for me to make it. So, after a creative chat with the school's cook, I think I understood enough of our conversation to attempt some at home. (The conversation was entirely in Georgian but lucky for me involved a good deal of ingredient pointing out and pantomimed cooking.) So, I returned home to attempt Georgian Porridge. And, you know what? My son was right... it's good, simple, comfort food.

Georgian Porridge
1 cup of white rice (any grain length can be used), cooked
3 cups of whole milk
1/2 cup of sugar
cinnamon (optional)

Heat the milk in a saucepan. Once warm, add the rice and cook, uncovered, over low heat stirring slowly and constantly. Add the sugar once the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and continue to stir, fully incorporating the sugar. If desired, top with cinnamon when ready to serve.


Anonymous said...

That porridge is one of my favorite Finnish Christmas dishes! The only difference is that sugar is used on top with cinnamon. Alternatively you can just have a bit of butter on the top. - Niina

Shelby from anewbohemia.com said...

@Niina: I've tried it with cinnamon and nutmeg-- yum! I can't wait to try it with butter now too!!!!

Anonymous said...

This sounds so comforting. I can't wait to make some!

Unknown said...

almost like jook? but sweet. does he go to a Waldorf school? our school makes snacks for all the kindergarteners

Shelby from anewbohemia.com said...

@Laura: It's an Reggio Emilia method school. They have a cook/housekeeper who makes a morning snack and then a multi-course lunch. I pick him up right after lunch is finished. He raves about the food-- a mix of kid-friendly, Georgian dishes.

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