Latvian Barley and Smoked Pork Porridge
765 mins (prep 720, cooking 45)
7 ingredients
1 servings
In Latvian: 'grudenis' or 'zidenis'. Simple and slow food which my grandfather often made on cold winter days. This Latvian traditional recipe is also prepared at celebrations (example, on Metenis) between Christmas and spring. Earlier this porridge was boiled with a pig's head, but nowadays we can replace it with streak of lean or smoked pork. Last time I tried without meat - it was delicious too!

Categories:  holiday , for-1-or-2 , seasonal , winter , european , main-dish , meat , pork , heirloom~historical , number-of-servings , inexpensive , vegetable ,
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Serving Size (161.93 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 1140.48 Calories from Fat 1096.65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 121.85g 187.46%
Saturated Fat 44.15g 220.73%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 129.0mg 43.0%
Sodium 6359.76mg 264.99%
Total Carbohydrate 2.18g 0.73%
Dietary Fiber 0.52 g 2.07%
Sugars 0.11 g %
Protein 8.45g 16.91%
Vitamin A 62.6IU% Vitamin C 0.38mg%
Calcium 56.33mg% Iron 3.95mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pearl barley