Honoring the food of my readers: Zambian Breakfast Nshima

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I went for the runnier version of nshima. My kids definitely enjoyed it, and it’s a quick, easy, and cheap breakfast. We sprinkled a little brown sugar on ours as a treat, but you don’t have to.

This reminded me a little bit of the blue corn mush that my Hopi friends would make when we lived in Arizona. It also has some similarities to Southern grits. Feel free to improvise and add your own toppings and extras.

Zambezi Victoria Falls. Source: pixabay

Zambia is a landlocked African nation bordering eight other countries. It has a huge range of village languages representing different ethnic groups. However, there is still a clear emphasis on unity with their motto being “One Zambia, One Nation”. There are 14 ecosystems in Zambia, and many different species of plants and animals inhabit the plateaus, valleys and mountains of the land.

Zambian Breakfast Nshima

What you will need:

  • 1 1/4 cups cornmeal
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)

How you can do it:

  1. Combine cornmeal and water in a saucepan and heat until it thickens to your preferred consistency.
  2. Serve and top with sugar, if desired.

Thank you to those reading in Zambia, and also to those reading from elsewhere. I am enjoying that I get to learn a little more about other cultures while staying right here at home.

It might be nice to get a real vacation soon though… Any suggestions?

From mine to yours,

Mumma Alsum

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