Кутья: Лучший рецепт для Рождественского стола

Kutya The best recipe for the Christmas table

Kutia is a traditional Ukrainian dish that is usually prepared for Christmas and funerals. This is a sweet porridge made from grains, nuts and honey, symbolizing wealth and well-being. In this article we will present the best kutia recipe that everyone will like without exception.


  • 1 cup wheat grains
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 100 g nuts (walnuts or hazelnuts)
  • 100 g raisins
  • 4-5 tbsp. l. honey
  • Water
  • Salt to taste

Preparation of ingredients:

  1. Wash the wheat grains thoroughly and soak in water overnight.
  2. Rinse the rice and boil until half cooked in salted water.
  3. Chop the nuts and wash the raisins.

Cooking kutia:

  1. Boil the soaked wheat grains in fresh water until soft, periodically removing the foam.
  2. Add half-cooked rice to the boiled wheat and cook for another 15-20 minutes until the rice is completely cooked.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and let the porridge cool slightly.
  4. Add chopped nuts, raisins and honey to the cooled porridge. Mix everything thoroughly.
  5. Kutya is ready to serve! It can be garnished with whole nuts or fresh fruit for added appeal.

Tips and tricks:

  • To give the kutia an additional aroma, you can add a little vanilla or cinnamon.
  • If you want to make kutya more nutritious, add grated apples or pears to it.
  • Kutia can be served both hot and cold. This makes it a great choice for both winter holidays and summer events.
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The nutritional value:

Kutia is not only a tasty, but also a healthy dish. Wheat grains and rice provide the body with carbohydrates, nuts and raisins contain vitamins and microelements, and honey is a source of natural sugars and antioxidants.

Variations and substitutions:

  • Instead of wheat grains, you can use barley or oats.
  • For a vegan version of kutia, honey can be replaced with agave syrup or maple syrup.
  • If you want to make your kutia more exotic, add shredded coconut or pieces of tropical fruit to it.

Kutia is a universal dish that can be adapted to any taste and occasion. By following our recipe, you can prepare delicious and healthy kutia, which will decorate your table and delight all your guests. Bon appetit and Merry Christmas.

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Savva Loginov Експерт з української кухні
Савва Логінов, кулінарний гуру Feast Delights

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