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Friday, January 27, 2006

Jamaican Rice Porridge

1 cup Rice
1 tbsp. Butter
¼ cup Half and Half (or Milk)
½ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 tbsp. Sugar
5 cups Water
¼ tsp. Nutmeg (ground)
¼ tsp. Cinnamon (ground)
Vanilla Flavoring (1 drop)
½ tsp. Salt
½ cup Flour
Add rice, salt, butter, and 1 cup water to a saucepan. Bring ingredients to boil and immediately reduce heat to medium. Cover pot and allow rice to simmer for 12 minutes. Use a fork to stir rice and then taste it. Add the rest of the water to the rice, cook for another 12 minutes. Add water to the flour in a bowl to make a watery paste.
Beat the flour with a fork to make a smooth solution of flour and water. Slowly add the water and flour mix to the pot while stirring. Now add the half &half. Keep stirring the pot to make sure you have no lumps. Simmer for another 12 minutes and then sweeten and flavor.
Serve in bowls.
Cooking Tip:
You can add butter and/or raisins to any of these Jamaican porridges to enhance their flavor.
Did you know that cinnamon is a false sweetener? Yes, cinnamon will trick your taste bud into thinking that some thing sweeter that it is, actually. So you can sometimes increase the cinnamon and decrease the sugar in your Jamaican porridge; you’ll get a nice light flavor instead of that heavy sugar taste.


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