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Senegalese Sombi Sweet Milk Pudding

Senegalese Sombi Sweet Milk Pudding

Sweet Milk Pudding
The local porridge or pudding for the foodie in Senegal is called sombi sweet milk pudding.

Senegalese Sombi Sweet Milk Pudding

Senegalese Sombi Sweet Milk Pudding


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What is Sombi Sweet Milk Pudding?


·        Sombi is a popular sweet milk pudding food dish with the Senegalese communities of the Toucouleur, Wollof, and Jakhanke.

·        Sombi Sweet Milk Rice Pudding is usually eaten at breakfast, but sometimes as dinner because it is light and very easy to digest.

·        Sombi is one of the easiest dishes to prepare and can be made from rice, millet or finely crushed corn. 

·        Another variant of the sombi is prepared from local red rice; this recipe of sombi is especially prepared for the occasion of the wedding ceremonies.


Sombi Sweet Milk Pudding

Senegalese Sombi Sweet Milk Rice Pudding
Senegalese Sombi Sweet Milk Rice Pudding

Ingredients -
2 cups cooked brown rice
2 cups buttermilk
½ cup white sugar
½ teaspoon salt

Directions -

Add all ingredients into a medium pot on high heat boil 3 minutes stirring well. Pour sombi into the container and let cool or serve warm.


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