This simple Moroccan soup is easy to prepare and can be served in the evening or as a breakfast porridge. Serve warm, garnished with cinnamon, with honey for sweetening on the side.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan and stir in semolina and salt. Simmer gently, stirring frequently, until semolina is tender and mixture is very thick, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in milk, butter, and anise seed; simmer until soup reaches desired consistency, 5 to 10 minutes.

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  • Stir milk, butter, and anise seed into soup; simmer until soup reaches desired consistency, 5 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute fennel seeds for anise seeds if desired.

The soup will thicken as it cools. Stir in additional water to thin the soup when reheating.

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; protein 6.2g 12% DV; carbohydrates 8.8g 3% DV; fat 9.4g 15% DV; cholesterol 29.9mg 10% DV; sodium 849.8mg 34% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2013
This has a great flavor combination with the spice and length of simmering the semolina. I did not add any honey or other sweetener cuz it had its own sweet taste! I briefly thought about not using as much milk as stated but put it all in anyhow. It was a bit thin so next time I'll decrease it a little bit. All in all I'm very much liking this and will be using it again maybe adding some dried fruit in too.! Thanks a lot Wbolesnyc for this post! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2013
This has a great flavor combination with the spice and length of simmering the semolina. I did not add any honey or other sweetener cuz it had its own sweet taste! I briefly thought about not using as much milk as stated but put it all in anyhow. It was a bit thin so next time I'll decrease it a little bit. All in all I'm very much liking this and will be using it again maybe adding some dried fruit in too.! Thanks a lot Wbolesnyc for this post! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2016
Threw in 2 star anise once the water started to boil only added 2 cups of milk and was adding sugar until my boyfriend told me that this wasn't supposed to have any. I first thought it was supposed to be just like the cream of wheat that i grew up eating. Made this while our dinner of fresh homemade stuffing sweet corncake herbed chicken breast and yam and kale salad was in the oven. When dinner was ready my boyfriend chose to eat this instead!!!! He's from Morocco and said that traditionally they would put olive oil on top. I can see how this recipe would be good for those who cannot chew their food have upset stomachs or need to get nutrition on a budget; good breakfast or snack. Great simple recipe. Read More