I totally see you trying this recipe Angie :-) The spoon is creating a big stir (HAHA pun intended) so I may make a tutorial next week!. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing...and for nudging us out of our comfort zones for this month's adventure. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window), Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Millet Porridge (African Porridge/Uji wa wimbi). Lower the heat and cover, keeping a wooden spoon under the lid to allow some steam to escape. I haven't heard of this and certainly haven't eaten it, but it sounds interesting. Uji/Porridge is an authentic Kenyan dish. Very easy for sure and very different lol. I'm ready. I am a real porridge lover. Thank you Alysia, I hope you give this one a try. Perhaps it is a bit of an acquired taste if you are not raised on it. Stir until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. The shelf-life of fermented porridge is quite short, usually less than 30 hours. With the left hand, take the flour water mixture (make sure it is thoroughly mixed) and slowly pour in the hot water while continuously stirring with the egg whisk in the right hand. 5 % 2g Fette. Now let’s get on with how to cook porridge with fermented grains. jayne-rain.com uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Fermented foods and fermented drinks are all the craze. I'm very impressed with your floating spoon. This will ferment the mixture. This dish is also known as Ogi, Akama, Akamu, Burukutu, Mahewu, Pap, Pito. In the case of my grandmother, whenever she didn’t feel like eating a normal meal, a bowlful of Raab/ Millet Porridge was what she would want. All the milk is then seasoned with a finely ground millet or sorghum flour. Nutripro is milled from high-quality graded grains such as millet and maize that provide high nutritional value. Required fields are marked *. You are welcome Rachel Awadia. Also, look up Tyndallization, if we kept it boiling, the heat will kill the bacterial cells; however, bacterial spores capable of later germinating into bacterial cells may survive. Ouda Technology Packaging and Transfer Division KARI Information brochure series 2013/44 Kshs. Finally, add fresh lemon juice, taste and adjust sweetness to your liking. Mix with a fork, spoon or egg whisk till everything combines and smooth texture is achieved. I don't think I can name more than one African recipe (one being your uji!). Weaning meal plans for Kenyan mums. You realize boiling it after fermentation is going to kill all the probiotics you are trying to ingest? You can skip the fermentation process by adding 3 cups of water and cooking the mixture longer, about 10-15 minutes on a simmer. Description: Sorghum and Millet are ancient grain that is full essential Vitamins and Mineral. You could try it with just cornmeal to see. Not bad but I am not sure it is something I would personally reach for instinctively in the morning. I hope your kids like this version! My kids likes to have this dish on their breakfast. Kenya, Vegetable Dishes Uji is an East African dish eaten for breakfast. Click here to get your FREE Ingredient Substitutions Cheat Sheet right now! As they get better at consuming porridge, most mothers often wonder which foods to introduce next and at what intervals during the day. The price of a kilogram of Pure Wimbi (Millet) flour is being sold at an average retail price of 123 shillings across most towns in Kenya. Stirring continuously, cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Allow the porridge to simmer slowly on low heat for about 5 minutes. I made my Uji porridge with a mix or cornmeal and millet flour. Thanks Caroline, I hope you give this one a shot, it's unique! And tasty. It is also used in weaning babies and is a source of important nutrients for small children. Discover a great selection of Porridge at the best prices Best prices in Kenya Pay Online or Cash On Delivery. :-). Finger millet grain is essentially spherical in shape, about 1–2 mm diameter with an average 1000 kernel weight of 2.5 g. The grain can range from white to brown in color (Plate 6.1). Millet is a gluten-free grain. You will receive an email soon asking you to confirm your subscription. Alternatively, warm the porridge in the microwave for about 2 minutes. It seems I was doing all wrong to make uji perfectly! fermented porridge that comes from either millet porridge, maize meal porridge, and/or a sorghum porridge recipe. What's next?!? In addition, they became more playful due to increased energy levels. When the water is lukewarm, slowly add one cup of the maize meal in a gradual stream, stirring continuously (this is essential to avoid lumps). Amen to healthy probiotics for a happier health. But perhaps not for long, according to the women who grow it and a woman who works to … And it is gluten-free with these grains. Click here to get your FREE Ingredient Substitutions Cheat Sheet right now! The choice is all yours. Her YouTube channel, Cultureatz, is the perfect creative outlet for all the travel footage she shoots, as well as exploring the many wonderful things her city Montreal has to offer. We can't wait to stay in touch with you. The students were also included in the porridge program and now each child enjoys a daily cup of nutritious millet porridge at 10.00 am. Calories per serving of Millet porridge 93 calories of Millet, (0.45 cup) 18 calories of Mangos, (0.17 cup, sliced) 18 calories of Banana, fresh, (0.17 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long)) 6 calories of Vanilla Extract, (0.17 tbsp) 0 calories of Sucralose (like Splenda), (0.66 tsp) No nutrition or calorie comments found. Juli: Nyama Choma Millet flour is made from grinding millet grains. Calories in Yummy Banana Oatmeal Muffins. Store your leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge. It was an absolute blast and I will tell you more about it soon on the blog. I have prepared a Cheat Sheet that includes 41 Cooking and Baking Ingredient Substitutions that are commonly found in a kitchen. I know some different recipe of making Uji but your recipe seems lovely and delicious. Hey hey. Love to see how you did that floating spoon! Thanks for stopping by Lakshmi. To try in the new kitchen! I just got back from a Travel Influencer conference – Women in Travel Summit or WIST18 – that was held this past weekend in Quebec City. We love fermented foods, but I have never seen this kind of preparation. Uji, also known as the Kenyan Fermented Porridge, is the ultimate comfort breakfast food which is packed with probiotics. All you need for this classic millet porridge recipe is: Millet porridge easily forms a crust if left open. 14 % 13g Protein. Also, several studies have found that heat-killed bacteria still exhibit many of the same or similar health benefits as their live counterparts. Parents of the children noted that after taking the fortified porridge, the children developed smoother skins devoid of infections. Box 57811-00200, Nairobi. I’m Jayne –the author, recipe developer and photographer here. Google+. Required fields are marked *. Popular among many households in Kenya as a family dish, the porridge, serves infants/ children. Bring 1 1/2 cup of water (more or less check consistency) to a boil, add the mixture and lower heat to a simmer. Thanks for your feedback. Thanks! The diversity of the Kenyan culture plays a big role on the food choices in our homes. WhatsApp. Using an egg whisk in your right hand, stir the boiling water slowly. 470 likes. Well from what I see the bags are big. Did I mention tasty? it was so new to me too! It is made of dried maize, millet, and/or sorghum that is made wet with water and left to ferment for a few days before cooking. Well, turns out the Kenyans have been doing it all along with the Uji breakfast staple, a Fermented Porridge that is quick to prepare once you have nicely aged your flours with water. You always expand my food knowledge. You may unsubscribe at any time. What a coincidence as it happens to be this month’s country for Eat the World! This is due to the manual production process that employs a grinding stone by elderly women.To adress this problem, a suitable wetmill was developed through efforts by Ministry of Agriculture. Thank Juli, this one is unique for sure :-), 2007-2021 © CulturEatz - All rights reserved, sorghum porridge recipe but all mixes are acceptable. In a small bowl, add 100 grams of millet flour. African porridge often comes in the form of a thick mush, made from milled African cereal grains, the resulting dish being a bit like potato mash.It is a well-known staple food eaten across the African continent and was traditionally made from millet or sorghum prior … Your email address will not be published. Hot water is at 100C and probiotics live up to 80C. If using milk instead of water, forgo lemon juice. Fermented porridges are variously thought to promote lactation and to be unsuitable for young children. Plus using water is how to prepare porridge in this recipe, hence making it dairy-free. And it is gluten-free with these grains. I think I've gotta try it! All the yumminess of fermented porridge that comes from either millet porridge, maize meal porridge, and/or a sorghum porridge recipe. By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website's Privacy Policy. Also its a very popular breakfast in Kenya and is called Uji. In a large saucepan, add water and bring to boil. Before the 19th century, sorghum and millet were the primary grains produced and consumed in Kenya. It is made of dried maize, millet and/or sorghum that is made wet with water and left to ferment for a few days before cooking. It is also known as ngima, obusuma, obuchima, kimnyet, nshima, mieliepap, phutu, sadza, kwon,gauli, gima, isitshwala, and other names.Nsima is sometimes made from other flours, such as millet or sorghum flour, and is sometimes mixed with cassava flour. It's so cold here now (ok not Canada cold but Australia cold ;) ) that I want to eat porridge all the time :D. It's not been a hot spring, probably similar weather. But considering all the probiotic benefits I would take up the Uji challenge of making porridge again. (And am also waiting in anticipation of your spoon trick reveal and the next country reveal!). This process encourages the natural bacteria to feed on the sugar and starch in the ingredients, creating lactic acid and probiotics. You are very welcome and thanks for being HERE. It is a thin porridge made from a combination of millet, corn, and/or sorghum flours. READ MORE…. The porridge market is estimated at 3 billion Kenyan Shillings. Thanks for the recipe. To warm, pour in a pot and warm slowly over low medium heat. You can play around with the amount of water to get a more solid or liquid consistency. Twitter. Unlike many millet porridge recipes that use whole millet grains, this millet porridge is made of millet flour. Thanks Evelyne for your nice post. *. Continue stirring for about one minute until a creamy consistency is obtained. Add a little sweetener – I used honey – and top with nuts or dried fruits if you like. Using an egg whisk in your right hand, stir the boiling water slowly. And everyone is scrambling to come up with the next fermented recipe idea. Millet is not only rich in protein and minerals like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium but also rich in essential vitamins like folate, pantothenic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and Vitamins B6, C, E, and K. Besides its protein and vitamin content, millet is a hypoallergenic (low-allergy), gluten-free grain. Eat it also for lunch or even for dinner. Sorghum, finger millet and maize porridge It is rich in nutrients and is enriched with milk. Do you enjoy the benefits of fermented foods? I am curious as to which recipe you use? Consumption of traditional porridge, and that of the grains used to make it has remained low in Kenya though many appreciate its nutritional value. We use MailerLite as our marketing automation platform. maybe I'll do a tutorial on it soon. We're having so much fun, can't wait for the next country to be revealed ;-) . Millet porridge (also known as Uji wa Wimbi in Swahili) is our star in the morning, because not only is it healthy, but also really easy to make. I can't wait to try it. Uji, also known as the Kenyan Fermented Porridge, is the ultimate comfort breakfast food that is packed with probiotics. It’s actually my favourite. I hope to see you around more often. Learn how your comment data is processed. Porridge tastes particularly good with fresh lemon juice. But man, I tell you, I have travel fever. I am so happy to add Kenya to the list of countries I have cooked from so far on CulturEatz with a Kenyan porridge. So excited the announcement will be in 2 days for our next trip! Would make a good and healthy alternative for breakfast. In specialty stores, you can even buy a Uji mix. Nahrungsmittel aufzeichnen. Often you will find only sorghum in this sorghum porridge recipe but all mixes are acceptable. You've made a beautiful porridge and it would definitely be a yummy, hearty breakfast! This is really interesting. You don’t have to make the flour yourself at home though……comfortably purchase millet flour in Afro and Asian shops in your town. This is the most popular porridge in both rural and urban Kenya; you find it being sold even in big hotels, food kiosks, roadsides … Yeah, some fermented foods are unique in taste. Your privacy is important to us! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Copyright © 2020 Jayne Rain. Thanks for sharing. I took regular millet and whizzed it in my spice grinder. Cool trick lol with the spoon. This form collects your name, email and url if added. So excited :-D. I love porridges or any kind, and that looks interesting. With the left hand, take the flour … It is then transferred to a fermentation clay pot and covered. The children also stopped eating soil, which is often … 81 % 77g Kohlenhydrate. Easily make African millet porridge with only water; with only milk or a combination of both milk and water. This is very interesting. To that add, cold water. Heather: Irio You can skip the fermentation process by adding 3 cups of water and cooking the mixture longer, about 10-15 minutes on a simmer. Imagine 400 women talking about their favorite travel destinations! Making this porridge takes about six minutes to cook and is a really quick recipe. 383 / 2,000 cal übrig. Fette 65g. The porridge is so satiating, it will keep you feeling full for a long time. Awesome pictures, too! Evelyne Budkewitsch, the owner of CulturEatz, features travel guides, international recipes, destination essays with photo tours, and exotic meal ideas. Fermented foods can be awesome -- this sound so healthy. How did this African porridge taste? As such, it is a perfect alternative to wheat. We all need more probiotics :-)) The porridge looks really delicious, Evelyne. Add more water as needed. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Pinterest . Consumers have become more health conscious and the demand for nutritious foods continues to go high. It was my first travel conference and how cool that the first international destination the organization picks happens to be only 250km from me! Avoid lumps in the mixture. Hmm yeah, sourdough, squash, a bit of cheese...all in the flavor profile, but texture more like a cream of wheat. And tasty. It’s likewise an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, and protein. So glad you are having fun and the next country will be revealed in 2 days. I'd like to try it out, but maybe would prefer the pre-mixed version to see if I like it. Fitnessziele: Herzgesundheit. They sought relevant government approvals and sent samples to the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) which gave them the green light. I used raw brown sugar, (that’s why the boiling water in step 3 below looks so brown) but, you can use any kind of sweetener of your choice. That is when fermented magic happens. 2) In a separate bowl, mix 1 c. tap water with the millet flour and stir. Once the sweetener is added you get a sweet squash-like taste with just a note of cheese. In our case, let’s go with uji wa wimbi -usuu (Wimbi Porridge). Your email address will not be published. Wendy: Kenyan Pilau They have been for a while and there seems to be no end in sight for this trend. Avoid lumps in the mixture. And it’s Non-alcoholic, How to Browse Privately Using Google Chrome When Traveling, I WAS traveling during the Coronavirus Pandemic ✈, The Best Places to Travel in November for a Short Getaway. And yes totally a perfect breakfast for warming up and getting healthy! 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