Indulge in the wholesome flavors of the Faroe Islands with our hearty Rye Porridge. Made from locally-sourced rye grains, this traditional dish boasts a rich, nutty taste that's both satisfying and nutritious. Slow-cooked to perfection, each spoonful offers a comforting blend of creamy texture and earthy undertones, capturing the essence of Faroese cuisine. Whether enjoyed as a warming breakfast or a comforting evening meal, our Faroe Islands Rye Porridge is sure to transport you to the rugged landscapes and culinary heritage of this captivating North Atlantic archipelago.

Here's a recipe for Faroe Islands Rye Porridge:


  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 3 cups water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Milk (for serving)
  • Sugar or honey (for serving)
  • Optional toppings: berries, nuts, seeds


1- In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the water to a boil over medium heat.

2- Gradually sprinkle the rye flour into the boiling water, stirring continuously to prevent lumps from forming.

3- Reduce the heat to low and simmer the mixture, stirring frequently, for about 15-20 minutes or until the porridge thickens to your desired consistency. Add more water if necessary.

4- Once the porridge is cooked, season it with a pinch of salt to enhance the flavors.

5- Serve the Faroe Islands Rye Porridge hot in bowls.

6- Pour milk over the porridge according to your preference, and sweeten with sugar or honey to taste.

7- Garnish with your choice of toppings such as berries, nuts, or seeds for added texture and flavor.

8- Enjoy this hearty breakfast dish that captures the essence of Faroese cuisine!

Note: Feel free to adjust the consistency of the porridge by adding more or less water, depending on your preference. Additionally, you can customize the toppings based on what you have on hand or personal taste preferences.

Nutritional Values:

Here are the approximate nutritional values for the main ingredients used in the Faroe Islands Rye Porridge recipe:

Rye Flour (1 cup, about 128g):

  • Calories: 416 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 87g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Fat: 2g


  • Rich source of dietary fiber, promoting digestive health and aiding in weight management.
  • Provides essential nutrients such as iron, magnesium, and B vitamins, supporting overall health and energy production.
  • Contains antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and protect against chronic diseases.

Water (3 cups, about 710ml):

  • Calories: 0 kcal
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Protein: 0g


  • Essential for hydration, helping to maintain bodily functions and regulate body temperature.
  • Supports digestion by aiding in the breakdown and absorption of nutrients.
  • Helps flush out toxins from the body and promote kidney function.

Milk (for serving, 1 cup whole milk, about 244g):

  • Calories: 150 kcal
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg
  • Sodium: 98mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Sugars: 12g
  • Protein: 8g


  • Excellent source of calcium, promoting bone health and strength.
  • Provides high-quality protein, essential for muscle repair and growth.
  • Contains vitamin D, supporting calcium absorption and immune function.

Sugar (for serving, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, about 12g):

  • Calories: 49 kcal
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 12.6g
  • Sugars: 12.6g
  • Protein: 0g


  • Provides quick energy for the body, particularly beneficial for replenishing glycogen stores after physical activity.
  • Adds sweetness and flavor to dishes, enhancing palatability and enjoyment.
  • When consumed in moderation, can contribute to a balanced diet and overall satisfaction with meals.

Please note that these values are approximate and may vary based on specific brands and variations of ingredients used. Additionally, the nutritional values provided are based on standard serving sizes and may differ depending on individual portion sizes and adjustments made during preparation.


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