por·​ridge | \ ˈpȯr-ij How to pronounce porridge (audio) , ˈpär-\

Definition of porridge

: a soft food made by boiling meal of grains or legumes in milk or water until thick

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porridgy \ ˈpȯr-​i-​jē How to pronounce porridgy (audio) , ˈpär-​ \ adjective

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Think veal tongue stewed in cherry and morel sauce, or spelt wheat porridge with omul caviar and smoked sour cream. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Restaurants with a View," 10 May 2016 At Ole & Steen, customers seeking healthier options for breakfast or during other times of day will have plenty of options, from porridge to salads. Charles Passy, WSJ, "The New York Danish Faces a Danish Invasion," 19 Jan. 2019 This porridge takes about 15 to 20 minutes to prepare. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Family Table: Fuel up the children with this wholesome porridge," 10 Apr. 2018 This modern hotel restaurant, with reliably professional and helpful service, serves standout ricotta pancakes but offers healthier options as well, like the quinoa porridge with fruit and an excellent poke bowl. Allison Bagley, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Best Brunches in Austin," 4 Mar. 2018 Rather than feasting on, say, a plate of catfish in the years before his death, Burial 7/I might have spooned up calorie-rich porridge, a mix of cereals and goat’s milk. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "When Farmers and Foragers First Met," 24 Oct. 2018 Just hope your meal ends with the addictive glutinous black rice porridge, which is gently sweet and pairs well with the longan tea that'll be served alongside it. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "50 Things to Do in Asia Before You Die," 24 Sep. 2018 In this Thursday, May 31, 2018 photo, Walid al-Hattab, right, distributes free porridge during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City. Washington Post, "Aid freeze, politics push Gaza’s people deeper into poverty," 9 June 2018 Fäviken’s Magnus Nilsson compiles a dizzying array of recipes for breads, scones, cakes, porridges, soups, and tarts from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Marley Marius, Vogue, "11 Cookbooks for Every Foodie on Your List," 15 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of porridge

circa 1643, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for porridge

alteration of pottage

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por·​ridge | \ ˈpȯr-ij How to pronounce porridge (audio) \

Kids Definition of porridge

: a soft food from meal or a vegetable that is boiled until thick

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