Farina Latin Style

Farina is made up of the germ and endosperm of a wheat grain; milled until it becomes a fine powder like flour. The spice accents in this creamy porridge make for a satisfying breakfast or even a dessert.

Serving size

1 cup

Makes

3 servings

Prep time: 2min
Cook time: 9min
Total: 11min

Ingredients

1 ¼ cups unsweetened soy milk

1 ¼ cups water

Pinch sea salt

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 whole cloves

2 sticks cinnamon

Dash ground nutmeg

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

⅓ cup coconut sugar (used Now® for nutrient analysis)

¾ cup farina

Nutrition Info

Makes: 3 servings  Serving size: 1 cup

Calories

250

Fat

6 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Trans Fat

<1 g

Cholesterol

10 mg

Carbohydrate

40 g

Sugar

8 g

Fiber

3 g

Protein

8 g

Sodium

142 mg

Calcium

442 mg

Phosphorus

220 mg

Potassium

200 mg

Instructions

  1. Heat a medium-sized pot over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the milk, water, salt, vanilla, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the butter, sugar, and farina. Stir to mix evenly.
  5. Cook for about 2 minutes. Stir constantly to avoid the mixture sticking to the pot. Add additional water or milk if the mixture becomes too thick.
  6. Remove the cinnamon sticks and cloves.
  7. Serve immediately in individual bowls.
Recipe Contributed by Family Cook Productions

Often, you will find farina sold as “Cream of Wheat,” which is the same thing. You can also substitute semolina flour for the farina in this recipe.