Want a quick, non-expansive, and healthy meal idea? Try this sweet and savory hominy corn porridge recipe that is rich and delicious. This hominy corn porridge recipe is a popular dish in many African countries, especially Madagascar. This recipe calls for canned hominy corn, so the cooking time is fast and easy.
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What is hominy corn, and why you need to eat it
According to thespruceEats.com: “Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn that have undergone a special chemical process to make the grain more available for use in cooking and eating. The kernels are soaked in an alkali solution that removes the hull and germ of the corn, causing the grain to puff up to about twice its normal size, giving it the appearance of giant corn.
livestrong.com says: “Hominy is a type of corn product usually available canned or ground into flour. It’s healthier than other similar products, like polenta or cornflour, due to the way it’s processed.”
Hominy corn is so nutritious; it’s packed with fiber, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, protein, various minerals and it is low calories. Also, it has almost no sugar or fat. It’s healthier than other similar products, like polenta or cornflour, due to the way it’s processed.
Hominy corn is perfect for a low-fat diet or if you want to lose weight. It is also gluten-free.
Type of hominy corn used in Madagascar
We use a different type of hominy corn in Madagascar, and we just call them maize. After the maize is harvested, it is dried in the sun; then, we briefly soak them in water to remove the hull and the germ of the corns before we grind them.
Malagasy people do not use chemicals to preserve food; only manufacturers do.
When I lived with my uncle in Nosy-Be island, we had a cornfield in the forest. We always got so excited when it was harvest time because we get to eat some delicious fresh corn, and we dried the rest of the corn to eat all year. It was such a fun time.
We slow cook the corn with water, then when the corn is soft and ready to eat, we usually add sugar, milk, or canned condensed milk. Or we cook the corn with fresh coconut milk. It’s so simple but delicious!
Ingredients for hominy corn porridge
– Two cans of white hominy corn: You can also use yellow hominy corn.
– One can of organic coconut milk: I like using the Thai Kitchen Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk because it’s high quality and tastes exactly like real coconut milk.
– Vanilla bean or vanilla extract: The vanilla bean adds flavor and sweet aroma to the dish.
– Cinnamon powder: this makes this dish smell so good.
How to make canned hominy corn porridge?
1- Dump canned hominy corn in a large strainer to drain the water.
2- Next, transfer the corn to a medium pot, add water and vanilla bean, and boil over medium-high heat. Then add milk and mix. Now reduce heat to low.
3- Lastly, season with sugar and cinnamon according to your taste. Simmer for about 5 minutes, then remove from the stove and serve warm.
Mazotoa homana_ Enjoy!
Do you want more popular authentic recipes from Madagascar? Try this easy Riz Cantonais (Cantonese rice) recipe, it’s super quick and delicious! This healthy potato croquettes recipe also is a Malagasy favorite.
Hominy Corn Porridge Recipe
- 2 16Oz Cans White hominy corn You can also use yellow hominy corn
- 1 Can Organic Coconut milk
- 2 Cups Water
- 1 Tbsp Sugar Or to taste
- 1/8 Tsp Cinnamon powder Or to taste
- 1 Vanilla bean Can be substituted with pure vanilla extract
- 1- Dump canned hominy corn in a large strainer to drain the water.2- Next, transfer the corn to a medium pot, add water and vanilla bean, and boil over medium-high heat. Then add milk and mix. Now reduce heat to low.3- Lastly, season with sugar, and cinnamon according to your taste. Simmer for about 5 minutes then remove from the stove and serve warm.Mazotoa homana_ Enjoy!
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