Cornmeal Porridge

Cornmeal Porridge Recipe

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author ChefSian


  • 1 C. cornmeal
  • 3 C. of water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • *½ C. milk
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp nutmeg


  • Bring 2 C. water to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add salt to water. In a small bowl, mix cornmeal with 1 C. water. Stir cornmeal into boiling water. Reduce heat to med - low and stir until porridge thickens. Cover and let porridge cook for about 10 minutes. Stir frequently, while boiling. After 10 minutes stir in milk and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Watch pot carefully because the milk will cause the porridge to boil over. After 5 minutes turn off the stove and stir in remaining ingredients. Serve porridge while hot.


*1 C. coconut milk for regular milk
*½ C. milk for ½ C. condensed milk, omit sugar if using sweetened condensed milk


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg