Caribbean Porridge

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Caribbean Food Made Easy

By Levi Roots

Published 2009

  • About

This is the national breakfast of Jamaican school kids. It fills everyone up and takes you through the morning. Choose any of the suggested toppings here, but stir it up and start the day!


  • 720 ml (1 pint 6 fl oz) water
  • 10


  • Put the water in the pan in which you want to cook the porridge. Add the spices and bay leaf. Put a lid on and simmer for 5 minutes. Now you can fish out the allspice berries and cloves with a slotted spoon if you don’t want them in the final porridge. Stir in the coconut milk and salt.
  • Add the porridge oats to the fragrant spiced liquid. Bring to the boil, then t