The late Mitch Omer — a Roadfood hero who created Minneapolis’s Hell’s Kitchen — was inspired to invent Mahnomin Porridge by reading journals of 19th century fur traders who described a meal eaten by Cree Indians. It is hearty and healthful, but also extremely luxurious, thanks to the cream that Mitch added.
4 cups cooked wild rice
1/2 cup roasted hazelnuts, cracked
1 cup dried blueberries
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries (Craisins)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup heavy whipping cream
In a heavy non-stick sauce pan, mix together everything but the cream. Stir constantly over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add the cream and heat through, continuing to stir, for 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately. Serves 4.