Puerto Rican Crema De Farina (Cream of Wheat)

Puerto Rican Crema De Farina (Cream of Wheat)

Crema de farina (cream of wheat) is a Puerto Rican breakfast food staple that also qualifies as comfort food in my book.  On it’s own, cream of wheat can be very bland, but as with most things, us Puerto Ricans know how to kick things up a notch when it comes to flavor.  This creamy dish was a staple growing up, and it’s easy to see why.  The quick cooking, rich and creamy wheat porridge is sweetened with cinnamon, star anise, cloves, and honey, then topped with a pat of butter that oozes into a puddle of golden deliciousness. This is definitely soul-hugging kind of food.  Perfect for cold mornings, farina warms you from the inside out, and is a great alternative to oatmeal.  Make this for someone you love, and they’ll remember you for it.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup agave nectar or honey, plus more for serving
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cups farina
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for serving
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