Kinche Recipe

Kinche is a very common Ethiopian breakfast food, equivalent of oatmeal, if you will.  It’s incredibly simple, inexpensive, and nutritious.  It is made from cracked wheat, which you can find in any grocery store.  You can boil it in either milk, or part milk/part Water.  And in Ethiopia, after the Kinche is cooked it is mixed in the pan with Niter Kibbeh or oil and fried onions. 

MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS

  • a cup of cracked wheat
  • 3 cups of Water (or a mixture of milk and Water)
  • about 2 table spoon of Niter Kibbeh (clarified spicy butter) or Oil of your choice
  • salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Bring the Water and milk mixture to boil in a medium high heat.
  2. Add the cracked wheat, cover the pot and let it cook.
  3. Try not to stir it till it is cooked, that way it will not burn the bottom of the pot, as well as the Kinche.
  4. It will take about 20 to 25 minutes for all the Water to get absorbed.
  5. Once it is fully cooked, turn off the heat, add the butter and salt to taste while it is still hot and mix them well.
  6. Serve your Kinche with small plates or bowls.

RECIPE SOURCE: https://allaboutethio.com/rkinche.html


Alternative Recipe

Kinche 1
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MEASUREMENTS AND INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup cracked wheat
  • 3 cups milk (or some combination of milk and Water)
  • Niter Kibbeh OR oil and finely chopped onions
  • salt, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

Heat the milk and add the cracked wheat.  Cook on low or low-medium heat, stirring frequently, until the wheat is cooked, about 20-30 minutes.

If using Niter Kibbeh: heat the Niter Kibbeh and stir the Kinche to mix thoroughly.  Salt to taste.
If using oil and onions: fry the onions in the oil.  Stir in the Kinche and salt to taste.

Learn More About Ethiopian Foods Here.

RECIPE SOURCE: https://theberberediaries.wordpress.com/2009/12/27/recipe-kinche/

IMAGE SOURCE: https://howtocookgreatethiopian.com/kinche/

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