Lisa Solonynko,

There is nothing quite like a warm breakfast cereal to start your day. Cream of Wheat is an excellent choice because unlike other cooked cereals, it is easy and quick to make. In as little as five minutes you can sit down to a piping hot, filling breakfast.

Add the water to a sauce pan and bring to a boil on the stovetop.

Gradually pour in the Cream of Wheat and whisk the mixture as you add it. Continue whisking until it is all combined.

Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and allow it to cook without a lid for about two minutes.

Continue to whisk the cereal to keep it from sticking to the pan. Turn off the stove once the cereal reaches desired consistency. Ideally the cereal should be thick enough to hold its form when scooped out with a spoon similar to a porridge or oatmeal, but some people prefer it a thinner and soupy or thicker and lumpy.

Pour the cream of wheat in a bowl and top it with a little butter, cinnamon and brown sugar. Serve the cereal hot.


You can make the Cream of Wheat with milk instead of water if you desire a creamer consistency. Salt is optional in the preparation instructions, but you really won't need it if you top the Cream of Wheat with butter. Consider other toppings such as nuts, coconut or dried fruits for new flavors and variety.


Don't let the Cream of Wheat cook without stirring it as it may stick to the sides and burn. If using milk only bring the mixture to just under a boil, not to a full boil or it will burn the milk quickly.

About the Author

Lori Rice

Lori Rice is a freelance health and travel writer. As an avid traveler and former expat, she enjoys sharing her experiences and tips with other enthusiastic explorers. Rice received a master's degree in nutritional sciences and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, fitness and health.