Hemp porridge can mean completely different dishes, and they can be prepared from any part of the plant – from inflorescences, leaves, and of course seeds. Dishes made from varietal marijuana bring not just a gastronomic pleasure, but also a psychoactive effect, so many recreational cannabis lovers are extremely interested in just such recipes. But porridge made from hemp seeds has become much more widespread – this product has been used for food since ancient times, and it was especially popular in Ancient Russia. Hemp used to be a staple crop, and its seeds were highly prized for their nutritional and health benefits. In addition, other cereals became widespread much later.
Hemp Seed Porridge
Hemp seeds have a beneficial effect on human health and have an incredibly high energy value. They do not contain the psychoactive cannabinoid THC, so they can be purchased legally at a variety of grocery stores, eco-shops, health food stores, and online stores. They contain a lot of beneficial to human health, namely:
Trace elements – iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sodium, sulfur, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, chlorine
Vitamins – A, C, D, E, full spectrum B vitamins
An irreplaceable and varied complex of proteins, fats and amino acids
Polyunsaturated fatty acids OMEGA-3 and OMEGA-6 in an ideal ratio for the human body
Fiber, which helps cleanse the blood and has a beneficial effect on the digestive tract
For normal assimilation, they are recommended to be eaten in the amount of 2-3 tablespoons per day. When preparing various dishes using hemp seeds, you must also adhere to these recommendations.
Cooking hemp seed porridge
There are several simple common ways to make hemp porridge with or without heat treatment. We present their description.
Whole hemp seed porridge. To prepare whole grain porridge, you need to take half a glass of hemp seeds and soak them in a glass of clean cold water. Thus, during further cooking, the useful properties of the product will not be lost, and the cooking time will be reduced. When the grains are sufficiently saturated with water, which usually takes several hours, they can be boiled. It is better to do this over low heat until ready. Finally, you can add oil, spices and other additives, such as dried fruit, to taste. Before use, let it brew a little under the lid.
Hemp flour porridge. Hemp flour is very easy to make – you just need to fry the hemp seeds a little in a dry skillet and then grind them in a blender. Then this flour must be gradually poured into a small amount of boiling water and stir constantly until you get a monotonous mass that resembles a liquid puree. If you have ever cooked semolina porridge, this recipe may seem similar in many ways. Of course, it will not be superfluous to add oil, salt, spices and any other ingredients to which the soul lies. After 15 minutes of cooking, it is better to leave the porridge covered for 10 minutes and you can eat.
Raw food porridge made from hemp seeds. It is possible to prepare porridge from hemp seeds with full preservation of their beneficial properties – that is, without heat treatment. To do this, the seeds must be soaked in cold water overnight and then chopped in a blender. Everything is extremely simple and useful. Adding nuts and dried fruits, as well as honey or jam, will help make the porridge more tasty and healthy.
Eating hemp seed products provides tremendous benefits to the body:
the work of the cardiovascular system improves;
the level of sugar in the blood decreases, the hemoglobin rises;
improves the structure of hair and nails;
the work of the central nervous system improves, brain activity increases;
immunity increases, the body fights better inflammatory processes;
the work of the excretory system is normalized.
How to make THC hemp porridge
Of course, many are also interested in this side of the issue, because hemp porridge can be used not only to maintain health, but also to raise mood. But for this you will not need seeds, but good varietal cones or marijuana leaves. There are many recipes on the Internet about how to fry hemp porridge, but we bring to your attention one of the simplest and most common.
This recipe for hemp porridge is also often called “Kuzmich” in the common people. For cooking, you need a frying pan with thick walls, preferably cast iron. Pre-chopped buds or leaves must be placed in a well-heated frying pan, add oil (sunflower oil works well) and fry over low heat for 30 minutes. It is extremely important to constantly stir the porridge every few minutes so that it does not burn. After half an hour, you can gradually add powdered sugar into the pan, the caramelization process will begin. After another half hour, the porridge acquires a light brown color (it is important not to overcook it) and begins to crunch, resembling kozinak or muesli. Frying times can vary depending on the conditions and the amount of raw materials, so the process must be treated intuitively and carefully. It is recommended to consume the resulting product in small quantities to understand your own optimal dosage.