Porridge on the holiday table – it happens?

Porridge on the holiday table - it happens?

Bowl with kutia – traditional Christmas sweet meal in Ukraine,
Belarus and Poland, on wooden table, on bright background

Soup and porridge – our food. And not only on weekdays.
Porridge can be put on the festive table, it really is
it happens. This option is especially relevant in the run-up to the year of yellow
pigs. She will be delighted with such a treat, but prepare a dish.
will have not quite the usual way.

What porridge to cook for the holiday

Not every porridge can be put on the table. Everyday
semolina or oatmeal is unlikely to be surprised, no one touches them.
When choosing is to give preference to other cereals. Fine
suitable rice, pearl barley, bulgur, allowed the use of buckwheat. AT
In any case, select the best quality cereals and cook not
quite the usual way. ATоды и соли для праздничного блюда будет
little, you have to add something else to it.

How can porridge be used at a holiday

  1. AT виде самостоятельного блюда. A vivid example is
    Christmas kutya. Also below you can find a tasty porridge option.
    from bulgur with shrimps or from rice with pineapple and chicken.
  2. AT виде гарнира. Why not use healthy porridge to replace pasta or
    potatoes? Below is a variant of rice porridge with spinach, which
    Great for this purpose.
  3. AT виде начинки. Kashami often stuffed poultry. Goose, turkey,
    chicken with cereals is much more satisfying, more interesting, besides decides
    question with a side dish.

Sweet cereals can be used in festive desserts. On
the basis of semolina is preparing a terrific souffle creams. There is baking
from ready-made cereals, but in their pure form they are rarely put on the table,
Kutya is an exception.

Christmas kutya

AT канун Рождества и Крещения у некоторых народов принято
cook kutya. This porridge is sweet, with dried fruits, honey, nuts.
A wonderful treat that is not a dessert. Often it is served
on the table first, carried home. AT каждом доме кутью готовят
in different ways, here is just one of the recipes. Main ingredient
Wheat stands.


  • 200 grams of wheat;
  • 50 grams of nuts;
  • 100 g of honey;
  • 70 g raisins or other dried fruits;
  • 50 g poppy.

Cooking method

  1. Go through the wheat, pour water for two hours. Then rinse,
    change liquid and boil until cooked. Do not give actively boil,
    so that the kernels retain their shape. Merge into a colander, let the extra
    water will drain. If suddenly the wheat is sticky, you can
  2. Poppy steam with hot water, leave for five minutes, then
    strain through a sieve. Sometimes it fray or grind, do
    it is optional.
  3. Separately soak the raisins. Nuts fry in a dry pan,
    chop into pieces of the desired size.
  4. Fill the ready wheat with poppy seeds, pressed raisins, pour with honey,
    pour out the nuts. Stir kutya, let it brew. Then
    invest in small bowls, put on the festive table.

Often cooked kutyu with rice, cereals can be simply replaced,
leaving for porridge the same dressing.

Rice Porridge with Spinach

Porridge on the holiday table - it happens?

Unusually delicate version of the side dish, which can be served on
children’s or adult holiday table. For this we only regulate
amount of spices. Figure choose long and large to get
beautiful and crumbly porridge.


  • 100 g of spinach;
  • 1.5 Art. rice;
  • 60 g butter;
  • 1 onion;
  • salt, pepper and other spices.

Cooking method

  1. Wash rice several times, pour into a saucepan with a thick bottom.
    Add three glasses of water. ATысыпать пол чайной ложки соли. ATарить
    after boiling for a quarter of an hour. Then снять с плиты, оставить на
    ten minutes, do not lift the lid. Glasses for rice and water take
    one volume, so as not to disturb the proportions.
  2. Grind the onion blender. Heat the butter, lay out
    vegetable and boil for about ten minutes. All the moisture must go from the bow,
    but you do not need to fry it.
  3. Rinse and cut the spinach to shift to the onion, cook two more
    minutes Good salt. The mix should turn out a little
    salted, pepper to taste, you can enter any seasoning.
  4. ATыкладываем шпинат в кастрюлю с рисом. Onкрываем, оставляем на
    Ten minutes. Then размешиваем, подаем к столу.

Beautifully such side dishes look, if for layouts on plates
use cooking rings, molds or just small
bowls. Onбиваем их кашей, затем переворачиваем.

Bulgur Porridge with Shrimps

This porridge can be used as an independent dish.
It turns out very satisfying, but not difficult option for a festive
the table.


  • 300 g of bulgur;
  • 400 g frozen vegetable mix;
  • 250 g shrimp;
  • 2 cloves of garlic;
  • frying oil;
  • parsley for decoration.

Cooking method

  1. Boil bulgur about 20 minutes according to the instructions. If in porridge
    water remains, then drain. Do not forget to add bulgur.
  2. AT разогретое масло высыпаем овощную смесь. ATыбираем по своему
    to taste. Cooking exactly eight minutes. Season with salt.
  3. On отдельной сковороде обжариваем очищенные креветки примерно
    two minutes, send to the vegetables. Add bulgur, garlic,
  4. Onкрываем сковородку, плиту выключаем. Give stand porridge
    Ten minutes. When serving to the festive table decorate

You can cook bulgur not only with shrimps, but also with squid.
Fine сочетается такая крупа и со смесью морепродуктов

Thai rice porridge with pineapple and chicken

Porridge on the holiday table - it happens?

Еще одна интересная рецептура каши для праздничного the table. it
The dish refers to Thai cuisine. You can use fillets like this
indicated in the recipe, or take the trimmed meat from the chicken thigh.


  • 250 г длинного rice;
  • 200 g canned pineapple;
  • 400 g chicken fillet;
  • 50 ml of soy sauce;
  • 30 ml of oil;
  • 1 lime;
  • 1 tsp. honey

Cooking method

  1. Wash rice and simply boil until cooked, excess moisture
    to drain.
  2. Onрезать курицу мелкими кубиками. ATысыпать в прогретое масло.
    Fry over high heat for five minutes. Fillet must
  3. Add the pineapples to the chicken, evaporate the excess juice. Cook with
    chicken another five minutes.
  4. ATвести соевый соус, мед, добавить сок из половинки лайма.
    Cook for another five minutes without a lid.
  5. ATысыпать к курице с ананасами приготовленный рис, размешать,
    cover with. Оставить на маленьком огне еще на two minutes Ready
    garnish porridge with lime slices.

As you can see, even porridge has a place on the holiday table, you only need
cook it in an unusual way, be sure to add a few
interesting ingredients.

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