Wild rice becomes a pudding with hazelnuts, craisins, heavy cream, and maple syrup

Mahnomin Porridge

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.Roadfood review of Hell's Kitchen

  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • 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.


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