Traditional Recipes

Chef Cunny’s Jamaican-style Hominy corn Porridge

Jamaican Hominy Corn Porridge


Chef Cunny's Jamaican-style Hominy corn Porridge

This dish may seem like a pain to make but it’s well worth it in the end. If you’re a corn lover like myself, you will enjoy every sip that you take. In this recipe, I mixed together the flour and cream of wheat to thicken the porridge. However, you can use flour or corn starch alone but I particularly love the flavour of the cream of wheat with it.” Chef Noel Cunningham, Cuisine by Noel

(Makes 5 servings)


1 cup Hominy Corn

6 cups water

1/4 tsp. salt

1 cinnamon stick or 2 tsp. cinnamon powder

2 Tbsp. flour (to thicken)

2 Tbsp. cream of wheat (to thicken)

2 tsp. nutmeg, grated

2 tsp. vanilla flavouring

1/2 cup cow’s milk or coconut milk (optional)

1/3 cup sugar

Sweetened condensed milk to taste

Rinse the corn and place in a pot of water to soak overnight.


In the same pot, boil corn for 45 minutes to an hour (time depends on the corn used) with salt and cinnamon stick until tender; lower heat.

In a small bowl, dissolve cream of wheat and flour by mixing it with some water. Turn stove to medium heat and add the coconut/cow’s milk and the combined starch to pot; stir porridge until thickened.

Add nutmeg, vanilla and milk, stirring after each addition. Add condensed milk to sweeten the porridge and/or sugar to taste, if desired.

About the author

Chef Noel Cunningham

Chef Noel Cunningham, socially known as Chef Cunny, is the dynamic force behind his catering company, Cuisine by Noel and columnist at cooking sense magazine. His philosophy and passion are reflected in his move towards creating healthier cuisine along with showcasing Jamaican cuisine with a modern twist.

He recently appeared twice on CTV Winnipeg’s Morning Live, Kiss102.3fm, and was featured in the November 2015 and March 2016 issue of Jamaican Eats magazine. In the last 12 months, he was also featured in the Jamaica Gleaner, Jamaica Observer and the Jamaican magazine. If that isn’t enough, he has under his belt many television appearances on Jamaica’s CVM TV: Television Jamaica’s morning program Smile Jamaica, Entertainment Report, Intense, Nyammings cooking show and Talk Jamaica Online Radio.