Semolina is that thickest flour which is not very milled, from cereals such as wheat, rye, oats or rice . Pasta is made with this flour such as ravioli, noodles, spaghetti, etc., and is obtained by grinding the endosperm of durum wheat (it is the farinaceous albumen). This texture has the natural yellow color of the grain, and is the one that is most used to make doughs . To make the recipe for sweet rice semolina, obviously, the semolina of rice is used.
The semolina from wheat oats or rye has a very high content of gluten, not the semolina from rice, which has absolutely no gluten and is ideal for celiacs. It can be used to make different preparations (which are traditionally made with wheat semolina) such as couscous, quenelle or even prepare the pasta for lasagna. In Valencia, for example, rice semolina is widely consumed, and in Chile semolina is made with milk, a typical sweet from that country.
This sweet rice semolina dish is also known as farinete, a traditional winter recipe, although it was also made with semolina from other cereals, and was made both sweet and salty. It was considered food for the poor, in marginalized social areas. It really is a very nutritious dish for milk and rice .
- 200 ml of milk
- 100 grams of rice semolina
- 150 grams of sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- The skin of half a lemon
How to prepare the recipe for sweet rice semolina:
- In a large pot, put the milk, the lemon peel and the cinnamon on the fire . Heat until boiling.
- When it boils, lower the heat and add the semolina cook for 15 minutes, turning with a wooden spoon so that it does not stick.
- When the semolina is cooked add the sugar stir continuously until dissolved and the mixture does not stick to the bottom of the saucepan.
- Remove from the fire. Remove the lemon peel and the cinnamon stick .
- Transfer to a deep dish, let cool to room temperature and then put in the fridge until serving time .
You can also put the cream in containers and sprinkle cinnamon on top, which will bring a very special touch. This sweet reminiscent of the afternoons at the grandmother’s house is very easy to prepare, and all your diners will like it.