The calories in cornmeal porridge are enough to give you all that you need in one sitting, being a complete meal in itself. Let’s take a look at the nutritional information of this porridge, and also how to make this wholesome meal…
Cornmeal is finely ground corn, which comes as either a coarse or fine mix which is used extensively as an ingredient in cooking. The cornmeal here in particular that can be made into a porridge is yellow cornmeal, that has nutritional properties that make it a great meal for any time of the day. It is rich in fiber and can aid the digestive system and also promote a good bowel movement. The infamous Jamaican cornmeal porridge is made using simple on hand ingredients that are very much heard of and not something you’d have to hunt down. Cornmeal porridge is usually associated with this kind of porridge (Jamaican), that is not only bubbling over with flavor but contains healthful ingredients.
Nutritional Info of Cornmeal Porridge
A single serving of this warm, satisfying dish is sufficient enough and quite filling to make up for a whole meal, be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Be sure to limit how much you eat of this since it can be quite fattening if taken on a regular basis. Portion control is key here, where 2 bowls of this a week should be quite helpful to keep your fiber needs in check.
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Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge
This recipe blends together the perfect ingredients, making it a favorite among those especially with a sweet tooth. It has warm, subtle condiments as well as sweet add-ons that will please your tummy, and keep you satiated.
Ingredient’s You’ll Need
- ½ cup of condensed milk (sweetened)
- 4 cups of water
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- ½ cup of milk
- ¼ tsp of cinnamon powder
- 1 cup of yellow cornmeal (fine)
- ¼ tsp nutmeg (ground)
How to Prepare It
Place the cornmeal in a bowl, and add to this water where it submerges the cornmeal completely, but without letting it reach the bowl’s circumference. Mix it up using a spoon to allow the cornmeal to soften and then place this to one side. Using the four cups of water, bring this to a boil in a pot, on a medium low flame. Then take the cornmeal bowl, and slowly pour this into the hot water, stirring continuously. Keep doing this for about 3 minutes, mixing it up properly by dipping the spoon down below the pot and coming up repeatedly to let it mix well. This way you avoid the mixture from going lumpy.
Then once the porridge starts to splutter, turn the flame all the way down if it bubbles over too much. Let this simmer down for 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes to avoid the formation of lumps. Then turn the gas off, and add your other ingredients, stirring these into the porridge but leaving out the nutmeg only. You can add a little more sugar if the condensed milk hasn’t made it sweet enough for you. Just go easy though, on how much of sugar you put in. Before it is ready to be eaten, split the serving size in mini bowls which will easily render about 3 servings, and then dust the top of each portion with nutmeg.
Porridge can be experimented with, in more ways than one, where you could include fruit or dried berries to give it a natural sweetness. Be sure to control your portion sizes of this in a week, since it can be quite heavy on the calorie front. Have a healthy tomorrow.