*SEMOLINA IS HIGH IN GLUTEN. IT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR GLUTEN INTOLERANCE*
If you want to lean bulk and are looking for something high carb and delicious then I understand the frustration you have gone through. Isn’t it boring to eat rice everyday? Sheesh! And breakfast is one of the most frustrating meals to plan ahead, we all run out of ideas here. Luckily, semolina (shooji) is a great high carb dish to add to your bulking plan – if you are not sensitive to gluten.
Nutrition Facts – Generic – Cooked Semolina – 1 cup
|Total Fat||7 g||Potassium||0 mg|
|Saturated||6 g||Total Carbs||36 g|
|Polyunsaturated||0 g||Dietary Fiber||0 g|
|Monounsaturated||0 g||Sugars||6 g|
|Trans||0 g||Protein||3 g|
Semolina is economical and won’t break your wallet, no matter where in the world you are. 4 pounds of semolina can cost as low as 12 dollars (including tax). 1 cup of dry semolina will increase to 2 cups and a bit more after cooking – so 4 pounds of semolina is actually about 10 pounds after cooking. Divide that by your specific daily needs and I am pretty sure you got a couple days worth of carbs.
VERSATILE TASTE & EASY COOKING :
Sweet, savoury, spicy, tangy or any other flavour, you betcha it can be done. Even chocolatey. It absorbs any flavour added to it and goes well with just about anything. Cooking time depends on the flavours and taste you need to add; generally boiling semolina take about 5 mins after semolina is added to boiling water. After boiling, you can transfer to another put/pan for adding flavours.
Speaking of, here is an easy sweet and cinnamon-y semolina to try for tomorrows breakfast!
EASY CINNAMON SEMOLINA
- 1 cup semolina
- 3 cups water
- Half cup coconut sugar / pure molasses (or just sugar if you eat it)
- 1 long piece of cinnamon (about as long as your finger) – broken into 3 or 4 pieces
- 2 whole cardamons (opened)
Optional if you like something super creamy and luscious
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup almond milk / cashew milk / whole cow milk
Pour 3 cups of water, sugar and spices in a pot and bring to boil. Boil water in medium heat for 3 minutes – when spices release the water should brown very slightly. Add the semolina and stir to mix well or else it becomes chunky. Cook and stir occasionally until semolina has absorbed water. Do not dry the water out to much. Semolina will soak water until it is fluffy and easy to stir. If you use optional ingredients then add the butter and milk with heat on medium low after water is absorbed. Keep stirring to mix well. If it becomes too dry then don’t worry, you can add more water to bring the fluffy consistency as you like.
Enjoy for breakfast with bacon or eggs or both!