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Pan-Fried Farina

Yield 8 (1/2-cup) servings.
Prep: 13 minutes Cook: 20 minutes Chill: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups skim milk
  • 3/4 cup instant farina (such as Cream of Wheat), uncooked
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 176
  • caloriesfromfat 20 %
  • fat 4 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 12.1 g
  • carbohydrate 21.9 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 11 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 441 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place milk in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer. (Do not boil.) Gradually add farina, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until thickened. Add 3/4 cup cheese and mustard, stirring until cheese melts. Add egg substitute and salt; stir well with a wire whisk.

  2. Spread farina mixture in an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese over farina mixture. Bake at 400° for 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Cover and chill.

  3. Remove farina from dish, and cut into 8 squares. Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Place over medium heat until hot. Add 4 farina squares. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Repeat procedure with remaining farina squares. Serve farina with no-salt-added salsa, if desired.

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