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