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How To Make Cream of Wheat Hot Cereal aka Mannaya Kasha

  • Author: Olga's Flavor Factory
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast

Description

One of the most popular hot breakfast porridges in the Slavic culture is mannaya kasha (Манная Каша), which is known as cream of wheat in English. This creamy cereal is a favorite with children but is enjoyed by many adults too.


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Ingredients

1 cup liquid (milk and water – I use 1/2 milk, 1/2 water)

1 1/22 Tablespoons uncooked cream of wheat cereal or mannaya krupa

To Serve:

pat of butter

pinch of salt

sprinkling of sugar


Instructions

Pour the milk and water into a saucepan or pot. Add the uncooked cream of wheat cereal or mannaya krupa, mixing to combine. 

Turn on the heat to medium high heat and bring it to a boil, whisking frequently, so keep lumps from forming. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 1-2 minutes, just until the cereal thickens. 

Add the butter, salt and sugar to taste and serve warm. 


Notes

Adding 1 1/2 Tablespoons of cereal to 1 cup milk+water will result in a porridge that is thinner in consistency – the way it is shown in all the pictures. Keep in mind that it will look a lot thinner when you just turn off the stove and will thicken up even more as the porridge stands, cools off a bit and has a chance to expand a bit. 

If you like a thicker porridge, add 2 Tablespoons of cereal per 1 cup of milk. 

  • For my 2 boys (2 and 4 year olds) I usually use 3-4 cups of milk + 4 1/2 Tablespoons of cereal, depending on how hungry they are that day. They do have pretty healthy appetites for their age. 

Keywords: farina, hot cereal, cream of wheat, mannaya kasha, how to make kasha, russian kasha