Rice porridge
Rice porridge
Written by Jayashree
Published on February 24, 2014

Rice Porridge is a traditional and staple food of the people of South Canara. It is usually served for breakfast.

Rice porridge
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Rice porridge

South Canara cuisine has many different delicacies. They use grated coconut and coconut milk extensively. Rice porridge  is cooked in coconut milk which give a mild and pleasant aroma . It is an ideal food for summer as it has cooling properties on the body.

The rice is cooked in the direct method in a thick bottom pan with sufficient quantity of water.  Meanwhile, the coconut milk is extracted by grinding with water and passing through a sieve.

This milk along with salt  is put to the rice which is slowly being cooked. After, boiling for an  hour, it is removed and served.

Ingedients:          Measurement : 1 cup = 250 ml

  • 1/2  cup rice
  • water
  • salt as needed
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • 1 cup thin coconut milk

Method:

  1. Wash the rice and keep it to boil in a thick bottom pan. Cook it on a slow flame.
  2. Grate half a coconut.
  3. Put it in hot water and keep aside for sometime.
  4. Extract the milk from it. Keep the first extract separate.
  5. Again, put it in the jar and grind with some water.
  6. Once the rice is cooked, put the first extract to it.
  7. Let cook, it should be soft and smooth. Put the thin milk also to it.
  8. Add salt to it. Let cook for sometime.
  9. Adjust the consistency by adding some water.
  10. Rice Porridge is ready to serve.

Take a tip:

  • Keep stirring in between.
  • Use a thick bottom pan, a pressure cooker will be ideal.
  • The consistency should be moderate.

How to serve:

Rice porridge tastes good by itself but you can use mango pickle with it. It tastes good.

Rice Porridge

Rice Porridge is a traditional dish from South Canara. Commonly known as ganji, it makes a good food for summer. 1/2  cup rice
Course Breakfast, lunch
Cuisine South Canara
Keyword akki ganji, ganji, rice porridge
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 1 minute
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rice
  • water
  • salt as needed
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • 1 cup thin coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Wash the rice and keep it to boil in a thick bottom pan. Cook it on a slow flame.
  2. Grate half a coconut.
  3. Put it in hot water and keep aside for sometime.
  4. Extract the milk from it. Keep the first extract separate.
  5. Again, put it in the jar and grind with some water.
  6. Once the rice is cooked, put the first extract to it.
  7. Let cook, it should be soft and smooth. Put the thin milk also to it.
  8. Add salt to it. Let cook for sometime.
  9. Adjust the consistency by adding some water.
  10. Rice Porridge is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Keep stirring in between.
Use a thick bottom pan, a pressure cooker will be ideal.

The consistency should be moderate. 

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4 Comments

  1. shobhakeshwani

    This is a nice porridge recipe. Simple and light on the stomach. As you said we can relish it with a little pickle too.

    Reply
  2. themadscientistskitchen

    I have loved this porridge in college! It tastes awesome your post reminded me of this delicious porridge. Must try sometime.

    Reply
  3. mayurisjikoni

    That’s an interesting rice porridge recipe Jayashree. I wouldn’t mind having this for breakfast or as light dinner option as I love anything with coconut in it. Awesome recipe.

    Reply
  4. namscorner18

    Rice porridge is so good and delicious with coconut milk. I too make it in almost similar way but we add garlic to it. Sometimes add moong dal too.

    Reply

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