Article Contents

  • 1 How to choose a pumpkin
  • 2 Subtleties cooking
  • 3 Simple recipes
    • 3.1 With millet
    • 3.2 With rice

Brewed pumpkin porridge with milk.With him a vegetable becomes more delicate, fragrant.If it is not heat-treated loses useful properties.On the contrary, it makes the pumpkin decoction easily absorbed by the body.Such children can safely propose that the original taste of food will appreciate!

How to choose a pumpkin

main ingredient of dishes is pumpkin.From it the correct choice depends on the taste, consistency and usefulness of the final product.Sunny vegetable inexpensive, widely available in the fall.Due to the fact that the pumpkin is well kept in the winter, it is safe to assume one of the most useful winter food.But the pumpkin gourd strife.

  • Choose fruits medium size.In our area cultivated one type of vegetable - tverdokoroy.Its fruits do not grow large, usually up to 5 kilos of weight.Optimal to buy pumpkins weighing about 3 kilograms.These will
    be sweet in taste and juicy.If the fetus is more inside, it can be dry, tasteless.
  • not buy vegetable slices .Cut pumpkin though kept well, but loses its nutrients.Flesh it dries and starts to rot.Plus for slicing the vegetable is difficult to understand its degree of maturity (of which indicates a dry stalk).If you are planning to buy a piece, select it with a tight uniform pulp.This was cut recently.
  • Look at the color .Bright orange color speaks not of the fruit ripeness.It provides Vitamin A, the content of which pumpkin - record.The vitamin is more, the brighter the color.
  • Feel peel .It should be tight, but not a "wooden".Ideally, it can be pierced by the nail.This peel says vegetable ripeness and its freshness.

Select a good piece of pumpkin seeds to help her.Try one.If it is firm, sweet, crunchy, so the fruit has ripened and was cut recently.If seeds have time to dry out, give up the purchase.

Subtleties cooking

So a vegetable selected.How to cook pumpkin porridge?The dish can be cooked on the stove or in the oven.On the stove preparing porridge quickly, usually on such technology is cooked with pumpkin and rice.The oven steamed semolina better, so components can be used for the recipe, bad fall apart.To use the oven recipe corn porridge with pumpkin, millet dishes.

Here are some subtleties dishes.

  • The smaller you narezhete vegetable dish cooked faster .Pumpkin can be pulverized pieces or grate.
  • first boil the pumpkin to readiness, and then lay the rump.Boiled vegetables should be on the water.If the liquid remained in the pan, it can be drained.
  • Saturation pumpkin flavor can be controlled .For persistent taste should leave the water in which the cooked slices and pour less milk.For delicate taste water is drained completely, and barley boiled in fresh milk.
  • millet porridge with pumpkin get tastier , if it liberally to flavor oil.Dishes based on rice or corn large amount of butter is not required.
  • For saturation creamy use cream.They can replace part of the milk to make a soft consistency, and to exclude from the oil recipe.
  • Change the consistency of meals discretion.After bringing to readiness vegetable pieces can be left.Then porridge with pumpkin and millet or rice will be more dense.You can crush it into a puree or mash with a blender.This dish is suitable for feeding babies.
  • Use spices.Do not forget the perfect notes, used in sweet dishes: vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom.Perfectly emphasizes the taste of vegetables and milk nutmeg.
delicious dish will become even more interesting with useful additions.Use raisins or prunes, which must lay in mass with grains.You can add fresh apples, sprinkled them ready porridge or putting into the pot.

Simple recipes

offer you recipes, how to cook millet porridge with pumpkin and aromatic dish with rice.First we will cook in a pot, the pot for the second use.

With millet

Age pumpkin with millet porridge in Russian cooking goes back centuries.The classic recipe we will be able to cook a dish that is eaten with pleasure in peasant families and used in wealthy homes.As a tasty supplement to it, we use honey.To make the original consistency can add the nuts.

you will need:

  • Millet - 1 cup;
  • milk - 200 ml;
  • water - 200 ml;
  • pumpkin - 600 g;
  • honey - 2 tbsp.spoons;
  • butter - 40 g


  1. Wash millet and barley scald with boiling water, cover with water.
  2. Clean vegetables, slice finely.
  3. Place the pumpkin in a saucepan, cover with water.Boil until tender over low heat.
  4. Put in a pot cereal, mix with butter.Cover with a layer of soft pumpkin.
  5. Pour the warmed milk, cover tightly with foil.
  6. aged in an oven for 1 hour at medium heat.
  7. Serve honey watering.

This recipe, how to cook pumpkin porridge, for a family breakfast.Instead of pot use a baking dish that you will be able to tightly wrap or foil cover.Serve it can be the same.

With rice

recipe pumpkin porridge of rice is simple and original.The dish turns out sweet, moderately dense.

you will need:

  • pumpkin - 800 g;
  • rice - 80 g (1/2 cup);
  • milk - 1 liter;
  • sugar - 3 tbsp.spoons;
  • salt;
  • butter - 70 g


  1. Peel and finely chop the pumpkin.
  2. Place the slices in a pan, pour in the water.She should just cover the vegetables on top.
  3. boiled pieces of 30 minutes.
  4. Pour into the pan washed rice, pour in the milk.
  5. Add the butter, sugar and stir.
  6. Tomita weight on low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Tender and flavorful porridge is delicious by itself.But it will not spoil the nuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds, raisins.

Now you know the intricacies of how to cook pumpkin porridge, and universal recipes with millet, rice.Use and other cereals in combination with this useful vegetable.And your winter diet will always be tasty and rich in vitamins!