How and how much to cook corn porridge on water and milk

Corn porridge is one of the most popular dishes in the national cuisines of Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and, of course, Russia. This is useful, easily digestible dishes do not like only those who do not know how to cook corn porridge so that it does not burn and does not turn into a gel-like lump. Let's try to figure out the rules for making such a healthy breakfast or dinner.

Corn grits is a product saturated with compounds of iron, silicon, amino acids, many vitamins and fiber, which promote the excretion of decomposition products from the human body. In addition, corn grits are a very low-calorie product (337 calories / 100 g). And even with butter, porridge will not add a lot of calories to the daily rate. Dishes from corn grits, in particular, porridges on water or milk, are recommended for the elderly and babies who have a particular need to compensate for the lack of minerals.

How to cook corn porridge?

Cooking features

Cornmeal porridge can be cooked in different ways. First of all, recipes differ in what the dish is cooked on - water or milk. Porridge can be cooked as a side dish for meat dishes or, by adding sugar or dried fruits, can be made a separate option for a healthy breakfast or dinner. In addition, porridge can be cooked in a saucepan, steamed in the oven, use a microwave or a slow cooker. The main thing is that the croup should not become damp, otherwise nothing will help to get rid of the rancid taste of the dish.

How to cook porridge in water?

The easiest and easiest way to enjoy bright, "cheerful" porridge - is to use the recipe on the water.

How to cook porridge in water?


  • 1 tbsp. cereals;
  • 4.5 tbsp. filtered water;
  • ½ tsp salts;
  • 100 g lightly salted butter.


  1. We wash the grains under the water jet (cold).
  2. We send it to thick-walled dishes.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce it.
  4. Keep on the stove for 15 minutes, turn off.
  5. Shake oil.
  6. Well wrap porridge with a blanket or towel and put in a warm place to reach.

Delicious cornmeal porridge with milk

Some housewives are confused if cornmeal falls into their hands: they don’t know how to make porridge to get a tender and flavorful dish, and they don’t find time to learn "grandma's recipes." Meanwhile, there is nothing difficult in making a tasty and healthy gruel.

How to cook porridge from corn grits on milk?


  • 1 tbsp. corn grits;
  • 2.5 Art. water;
  • 2 tbsp. fat milk;
  • 75 g butter;
  • 2-3 art. l Sahara;
  • 1 tsp. salt.


  1. We wash the cereal and send it to the pan.
  2. After boiling, reduce the heat and, stirring, keep on fire for 15 minutes.
  3. Boil milk in a separate container.
  4. Pour it into porridge, add sugar, salt and cook for another 30 minutes.
  5. Serve porridge, pre-seasoned with butter.

Cooking for this recipe can be accelerated by using a microwave.

Corn porridge


  1. Fill the cereal in the saucepan with boiled water so that the liquid level is 3-4 cm higher than the cereal level.
  2. For 3 minutes, send the vessel to the microwave.
  3. Stir porridge and turn on the oven again for 3 minutes.
  4. Fill the porridge with boiled milk, sweeten, salt and cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. The finished dish is filled with butter.

Corn porridge with dried fruit in the oven

In the East, corn grits are prepared with various dried fruits and spices. In our area, this recipe includes milk and dried fruits. But cooking is better to entrust the oven - then the porridge turns out to be rich and fragrant.

Corn porridge with dried fruit in the oven


  • 1 tbsp. cereals;
  • 3 tbsp. milk;
  • 2.5 Art. filtered water;
  • 150 g dried apricots;
  • 150 g of raisins;
  • 150 g butter (butter);
  • 3 tbsp. l Sahara;
  • 1 tsp. salt.


  1. Cut dried apricots into slices, send raisins to it and pour boiling water into this “duet”, hold for 5 minutes.
  2. In a saucepan, mix the milk and water, set on fire and bring to a boil.
  3. Wash the corn grits with tap water.
  4. Pour the cereal into the pan, stirring constantly.
  5. Cook for 15 minutes.
  6. We shift porridge in a pot (cast iron, clay), adding pieces of butter and dried fruits.
  7. We preheat the oven to 100 degrees, put the pot, closed with a lid, reach 30 minutes. Serve hot gruel.

Cooking a familiar dish with pumpkin in a slow cooker

Fans can use the slow cooker to make a tasty dish with it, by adding pumpkin to the cereal. Just do not forget to specify how much to cook the corn porridge.

Corn porridge with pumpkin in a multicooker


  • 1 tbsp. cereals;
  • 2 tbsp. filtered water;
  • 2.5 Art. milk with a small percentage of fat;
  • 350 g fresh pumpkin;
  • 70 g lightly salted butter;
  • granulated sugar, salt to taste.


  1. We clean the pumpkin, wash it with water and cut it into cubes.
  2. Put the pieces of pumpkin into the bowl of the multicooker, pour the grits, sugar and salt washed in advance.
  3. Add water and milk.
  4. Select the function "Milk porridge", set the time to 30 minutes.
  5. After cooking, the porridge must be wrapped with a blanket and allowed to walk for 15 minutes.
  6. Add oil before serving.

It should be noted that the porridge with pumpkin has a rather liquid consistency. Therefore, it can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days and reheated if necessary - the dish will not burn.

Cranberry Porridge for Kids

Those who not only care about healthy eating, but also love unusual flavoring combinations, will surely appreciate the recipe for corn porridge with cranberries.


  • 1 tbsp. cereals;
  • 3 tbsp. boiled water;
  • 100 g of cranberries;
  • 4 tbsp. l Sahara;
  • ½ tsp salts;
  • 2 tbsp. l vegetable oil (olive).


  1. In a special dish for baking pour oil.
  2. We wash the cereal and fall asleep in the form.
  3. Add sugar, salt, cranberries, water and milk. Give 5 minutes brew.
  4. We put the form in an oven preheated to 100 degrees.
  5. Cooking 30 minutes until golden brown.

Tricks of cooking a delicious dish

To ensure that porridge from corn grits does not disappoint with its taste and appearance, it is useful to take into account some of the tricks of experienced cooks:

  • so that the porridge does not stick in the pan, it must be constantly stirred;
  • dishes for the preparation of corn grits should be with a thick bottom - then the dish will not stick to the walls and bottom;
  • too thick consistency can be diluted not only with milk: yogurt or fruit puree will fit;
  • If porridge is cooked in water as a side dish for meat, it is good to supplement it with onion or tomato sauce.

Any recipe is good because it can be supplemented. Therefore, having found your answer to the question of how to cook corn porridge, you should not dwell on it, but try different ways to enrich the taste of this healthy dish. Moreover, the useful cereal goes well with many "partners".

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