Cream of Wheat (Semolina) Cereal


How do you eat your Cream of Wheat –  sweet or savory?

Do you still eat Cream of Wheat in the morning?

It seems as we grow up this childhood favorite for many gets pushed away and relapsed with other favorites like oatmeal, granola and cold cereals. But every once in a while we do crave that creamy, soft, sweet mush that takes us back to a simpler time…

Cream of Wheat (Semolina) Cereal Recipe

Cream of Wheat is a hot cereal that is similar to porridge or grits. The cereal is made from farina, a finely ground wheat grain that cooks quickly when mixed with boiling water or milk. Cream of Wheat can be prepared in many different ways. Today, several different varieties are available for sale, including 10 minute, two and a half minute, one minute, and instant versions.

Read more about Cream of Wheat and Semolina (as known to some)!

Cream of Wheat (Semolina) Cereal


1 and 1/4 cups of water (for a creamier cereal use milk)

3 tablespoons of Cream of Wheat (Semolina)

Optional: Pinch of salt. Toppings: Sugar, brown sugar, raisins, fresh or dried fruit, nuts, honey…

Cream of Wheat (Semolina) Cereal Recipe


To cook the cereal, boil the water (or milk) on a stove top in a saucepan. When the liquid is boiling you can add the salt (if you are using it), then the cereal. Pour the uncooked cereal in a steady fashion, stirring the mixture the entire time that you are pouring. Then, depending on the variety of Cream of Wheat, continue to simmer and stir the cereal for the time directed on the box. When the cereal is thickened, it is ready to pour in the bowl and serve. Add your favorite toppings to the top and enjoy.

You can also make Cream of Wheat in the microwave. Use the same ingredients as listed above for the stove top directions. Put all of the ingredients in one bowl at the same time, then place the bowl in the microwave. Cook the cereal for one minute in the microwave oven on a high setting. Remove the cereal to stir before cooking for another two to three minutes in the microwave. Stir approximately every 30 seconds. The cereal is done when it has thickened.

This recipe makes one serving.


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