Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I totally forgot how much I loved the farina my mom used to make us when we were kids.  She used to make us a FRIED version.  Anyone have this recipe?  I'd love to revisit that memory food!
  • 1/2 cup farina cereal
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • cinnamon to taste
  • Saucepan

1.  Add 2 cups milk (or water) , 1/2 tsp. salt , and cinnamon to a saucepan. Bring this mixture to a boil.
2.  Remove the pan from heat and slowly pour 1/2 cup of farina cereal into the hot mixture, stirring constantly as you add the cereal.
3.  Return the pan to the stove top and bring the mixture to a boil. Stir the cereal as it comes to a boil.
4.  Reduce heat to low and allow the cereal to simmer for four minutes, stirring occasionally.
5.  Pour the cooked cereal into serving bowls.

You may top this with brown sugar, agave, fruit or jam.  This morning I stirred in almond butter, nutella and a bit more almond milk for a more liquid consistency.
more about Farina, how to cook and its health properties:  http://www.ehow.com/about_5136033_cooking-directions-farina.html

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My dad always used to talk about the fried mush he had for breakfast as a kid. Don't have an exact recipe but I think you make the farina the night before, spread it in a pan and let it set in the pan overnight in the fridge, slice it and cook in some oil or butter the next day. serve with anything. Same idea as polenta. Not sure if that is what Aunt Mary did. Cousin Bruce