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The "stick to your bones" hot cereal is a filling and nutritional breakfast food that you can make in minimal time. Cream of Wheat, manufactured by B&G Foods, offers low saturated fat and low cholesterol while providing an excellent source of Vitamin A, as reported by Self Nutrition Data. You can use water or milk as the liquid sources to make Cream of Wheat. Water will create a thinner consistency, while milk will create a more creamy hot cereal.

Stove Top Directions

Pour the water or milk and salt into a 1-quart sauce pan. If you are using water, bring the water to a boil. Once the milk starts to boil, reduce to medium heat.

Slowly stir in Cream of Wheat. Continuously stir it during the cooking period to avoid clumping.

Reduce the heat to a low boil and cook 1 1/2 minutes or until thick and creamy. Remove from heat promptly when finished to avoid burning the Cream of Wheat.

Microwave Directions

Pour 3/4 cup of cold water or milk into a large microwave-safe bowl. Add 3 tbsp of Cream of Wheat and a dash of salt. Stir to mix the liquid and Cream of Wheat.

Place the bowl into the microwave and cook on high for one minute. Remove from the microwave and stir.

Place the bowl back into the microwave, and cook an additional one to two minutes; stirring every 30 seconds. The Cream of Wheat should be thick and creamy when finished.


Use caution when stove-top cooking.

Remove the microwave bowl with caution because it will be hot to the touch.

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