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jamaican rice porridge recipe

Jamaican rice porridge recipe

Make Jamaican rice porridge for breakfast. Have it with a slice of toast.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Jamaican
Keyword Jamaican rice porridge recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 120kcal
Author Lesa


  • 1 Cup Plain rice
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened milk
  • ½ tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Cinnamon stick Or ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • Condensed milk To sweeten
  • 4 Cups Water


  • Wash the rice until the water is clear.
  • Pour the rice into a large enough saucepan, add water, the salt and cinnamon stick.
  • Put to cook on medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Make sure to stir occasionally and reduce heat if necessary to prevent burning. 
  • Add the cup of unsweetened milk and stir constantly. Add the vanilla and nutmeg and stir. Cook for another 4-8 minutes.
  • Turn the flames off. Sweeten to taste with the condensed milk
  • Now enjoy the beautiful taste of Jamaican rice porridge.


Rice porridge takes a bit longer to cook that cornmeal porridge or plantain porridge but it is just as tasty and a great way to start your morning Jamaican style. 


Calories: 120kcal