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What is Farina and How do You Cook It?

Updated: Apr 4


What is Farina?

Historically, Farina was the first genuine flour before milling stones. Named after the Latin word for meal, flour or spelt (a type of ancient wheat) Farina is a mild-tasting fine granular meal made from wheat that when cooked in boiling liquid is used to make a hot breakfast cereal and can also be cooked like polenta. Popularly sold as "Cream of Wheat™," farina is made from the endosperm of the grain, which is milled to a fine-grained consistency and then sifted. The bran and most of the germ are removed and then it is enriched with B vitamins and iron.

How do you cook Farina?

Here are the basic directions for making Farina porridge as well as a more gourmet recipe for Chocolate Chunk Coconut Porridge.


Farina Porridge

1 cup Specialty Grains Organic Farina

4 cups Water

1/8 tsp. salt

Directions: In a 1 ½ quart pot, bring water and a pinch of salt to a near boil. Remove from heat. Add Specialty Grains Organic Farina cereal slowly, stirring constantly. Return to burner and bring to a boil, then lower heat and cook approximately 3 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Serve warm with your choice of toppings.




Chocolate Chunk Coconut Farina Porridge

1 cup Specialty Grains Organic Farina

3 cups water

1 cup coconut milk

1/8 tsp salt

3 Tbsp. organic stevia

¼ cup toasted coconut

2 oz. chopped dark chocolate

Directions: In a 1 ½ quart pot, bring water, coconut milk and a pinch of salt to a near boil. Remove from heat. Add Farina cereal slowly, stirring constantly. Return to burner and bring to a boil, then lower heat and cook approximately 3 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Add stevia to the cooked cereal and divide the porridge evenly between 4 bowls. Top each bowl with 1 Tbsp. coconut and chocolate bar pieces. Serve warm.


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