Vary Sosoa

April 26, 2018mayurisjikoni











DAY 22

“Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper”

Today I am so excited that finally I’ve moved from blogger to my own website. My first post at the new place and keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well. The team from CodeUnderscore, Bangalore has been very helpful in this transition. Thank you so much. Would like to thank my son Nikil for encouraging me to migrate. I was scared as I heard stories that content gets lost, connections fail, redirections don’t happen. But he encouraged me to take the leap. My biggest supporter, advisor and initiator of this migration was none other than my daughter Namrata. She has from day one talked and liaised with the team as I was getting lost with all that technology jargon.  I know I have a long journey to making the blog up to date as I still have to improve on the photos,may have to reshare blogposts where I’ve lost valuable comments from my fellow bloggers and friends.

Day 22 Breakfast is V for Vary Sosoa from MADAGASCAR. I didn’t know that the staple food in that exotic island with a huge variety of fauna and flora is rice. The people of Madagascar consume red or white rice with every meal from breakfast to dinner. They will invite you to eat by saying “Manasa hihinam bary” which means let’s eat rice.

Two types of rice are cooked, vary maina is dry rice and vary sosoa is wet or juicy rice. Usually leftover rice is added to hot water and cooked till it becomes soft and porridge like consistency. Salt is added for taste and its usually served with kitoza which is strips of smoked meat which is grilled or fried. Elaborate breakfast is where this porridge is served with meatballs fried or steamed, or fish which is steamed, grilled or fried, omelette, fried egg or just simple boiled egg. If leafy greens are added then its called vary amin’anana. If you want a sweet version then omit salt, add sugar and milk.

I chose to add a bit of green to the rice porridge and added a boiled egg. Simple and filling, it was a bit bland for my taste but I added a bit of garlic chili chutney to it. Its a very healthy meal and fills your tummy to keep you going till lunch time. I used leftover rice but you can cook the rice into a porridge like consistency by adding more water than you normally would use.




Serves 2

Recipe source: here

½ cup cooked rice

2 cups water

¼ tsp salt if making a savory one

¼ cup finely chopped spinach

2 boiled eggs

  1. Mix rice and water together. Put it to boil on medium heat.
  2. Let it simmer till the rice becomes soft. Add salt.
  3. With the back of a wooden spoon break the rice to help thicken the porridge.
  4. Add finely chopped spinach if you want.
  5. Let it simmer till the spinach wilts.
  6. Spoon the porridge into bowls.
  7. Add egg or what meat or fish you want and serve.
  8. Mazotoa homana – enjoy!


  • If you’re not using leftover rice then cook the rice in triple the amount of water.
  • Can be eaten for dinner too.
  • Use red or white rice.

A – Z Breakfast Dishes:

A – Apple Aeblskiver – Denmark

B – Baghrir – Morocco

C – Changua – Colombia

D – Dutch baby Pancakes – Germany /USA

E – English Breakfast – England

F – French Toast – Canada

G – Griddle/Girdle Scones – Scotland

H – Hafragrautur – Iceland

I – Idiyappam – India

J – Johnnycakes – The Caribbean

K – Khabees – Bahrain

L – Lahooh/Lahoh – Somalia

M – Masoub – Yemen

N – Nasi Goreng – Indonesia

O – Oladushki – Russia

P – Pandesal – The Philippines

Q – Qistibi – Tatarstan and Bashkortostan

R – Red Rice Porridge – Bhutan

S – Suafa’i – Samoa

T – Tomato Omelette – Armenia

U – Uji – Kenya

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  • Harini

    April 27, 2018 at 12:36 am

    Congratulations on the move. This breakfast sounds so like Indian, right? I am sure it is healthy as well.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 27, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      Harini, yes it reminded me of the rice kanji, but without any spices. It is definitely healthy and filling.

  • vaishalisabnani

    April 27, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Congratulations on the move Mayuri . Sometimes I wonder what we would do without kids . How nice when your children take out time for you in this rat race world . The porridge with leftover rice sounds simple and easy , and would make a balanced meal with egg .

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 27, 2018 at 5:29 pm

      Thank you so much Vaishali. Yes, what would we do without them. My kids though all are far away from me, support me so much. The porridge was filling and can also be served without egg.

  • Nandita Gupta

    April 27, 2018 at 7:51 am

    A very unusual and unique recipe! Looks fabulous and a must try! Thanks a lot for the share

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 27, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      Nandita please do try it and let me know how it turns out.

  • Shobha Keshwani

    April 27, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Interesting recipe.. we can serve it to someone recovering from illness to regain energy. Looks light and easily digestible.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 27, 2018 at 5:25 pm

      Shobha yes you could as there are no spices and when I had it, my tummy didn’t feel heavy at all but it kept me going till 2p.m.

  • Soma Mukherjee

    April 27, 2018 at 11:55 am

    This is something new to me looks very light to the tummy but soulsatisfing, lovely share.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 27, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks Soma, it is healthy and filling.

  • Batter Up With Sujata

    April 27, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Lovely share Mayuri. Something new to me. Vary sosoa sounds delicious and healthy.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 27, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      Thanks Sujata, that’s why I like these groups as they make you venture out from your comfort zone to look for new dishes. Vary sosoa is healthy but next time I would add a bit of spices.

      1. Batter Up With Sujata

        April 27, 2018 at 9:00 pm

        Loved it Mayuri 😊

  • Sandhiya

    April 27, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Congrats on new domain, Mayuri. Vary Sosoa is a amazing find from Madagascar. Sounds like a whole healthy meal !!! It’s like a different version of rice kanji with spinach.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 27, 2018 at 11:24 pm

      Thank you Sandhiya. It is like rice kanji but a bit thicker.

  • Jolly

    April 28, 2018 at 12:02 am

    This recipe is new to me, never heard the name too but ya it sounds so interesting and healthy.
    Congratulations on your new move Mayuri aunty. I loved your logo simple and elegant.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 28, 2018 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks Jolly, this Blogging Marathon makes us look for unique and different dishes. The logo has been designed by my daughter.

  • Priya Suresh

    April 28, 2018 at 12:24 am

    This dish sounds completely like our rice kanji na, and the bowl of this vary sosoa will definitely fill some hungry tummies easily with less efforts.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 28, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      It does Priya. But good to fill the tummy and a good way to use up leftover rice.

  • Sharmila – The Happie Friends Potpourri Corner

    April 28, 2018 at 5:19 am

    This is really cool.. Blogs new view looks stunning!! Congrats on that mayuri and anther lovely breakfast from you!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 28, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you so much Sharmila.

  • themadscientistskitchen

    April 28, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Congrats Mayuri!! Site looks awesome was actually thinking you went in for a new format first till I read your intro.
    As for this delicious vary sosoa its yummy.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 28, 2018 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you Archana, finally migrated from blogger to WordPress.

  • Ritu Tangri

    April 28, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Congrats Mayuri for the shift. Once I had read this recipe somewhere but didn’t try it thinking of it to be bland. Liked your idea of using some greens and some spices to make it flavorful. Will try that way 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 28, 2018 at 10:56 pm

      Thank you so much Ritu. Adding a bit of spice is a good option as this breakfast is healthy.

  • jayashreetrao

    April 28, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Congratulations on your new site. Interesting recipe, it is like the porridge we make but egg and spinach is aded here. Nice share.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 28, 2018 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you Jayashree.

  • Rafeeda – The Big Sweet Tooth

    April 29, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Hearty congratulations on the move! You are very brave indeed! I took a week to get back to blogging as I was so overwhelmed with WP, hehe… The blog looks beautiful! I love the choice of colors… really nice! Hopefully if everything has been done well, you wouldn’t have lost anything that the blog had when it was in blogger… 🙂
    Coming to this very interesting breakfast dish, it sounds like a variation of our kanji, with spinach and boiled eggs in it! Wow… really fascinating… 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 29, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      Thank you so much Rafeeda, the team that worked on it tried to make sure everything was transferred as I have over 800 recipes. Its only the last few blogs that I lost the comments for but that’s not an issue. The team also guided me well and are still on site for a while to help with any mistakes. As to the breakfast yes its like rice kanji. This breakfast theme has made me realize that so many dishes are similar to each other though the countries are far away from each other.

  • Dhwani Mehta

    April 29, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    A very Unique, Unusual and satisfying recipe. Congratulations on your new site. 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 30, 2018 at 5:56 pm

      Thank you so much Dhwani.

  • Freda @ Aromatic essence

    April 29, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    Congrats on the move, I know it can be daunting initially. I lost all my views, and had to start from scratch 🙁
    This Vary sosoa sounds very light and comforting, thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 30, 2018 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you Freda, I had to tell the team that worked on the blog that I didn’t want to lose the valuable comments, which they made sure of except for the last few ones before I started posting here.

  • Maria

    April 30, 2018 at 5:50 am

    Congratulations on your website! The recipe sounds amazing and healthy. Wonderful, informative writeup!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 30, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      Thank you so much Maria.

  • Uma Srinivas

    April 30, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Simple and healthy recipe. It reminds me ganji.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 30, 2018 at 5:49 pm

      Thanks Uma.

  • Srividhya Gopalakrishnan

    April 30, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Congrats on the move. Love the theme very nice. Glad your kids were able to help and supported and supporting you. All will be fine. 🙂 Healthy porridge with eggs and spinach. Filling and balanced meal.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 30, 2018 at 5:49 pm

      Thank you so much Srividhya. The kids have helped me every step of the way.

  • Kalyani

    April 30, 2018 at 9:41 am

    looks like our local ganji (in kannada) or kanji (porridge). Beautiful share, and I SIMPLY loved ur new space. so elegant , very minimalistic and very “WOW” ! congrats on the move..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 30, 2018 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you Kalyani. Yes it does look like kanji but what amazes me that Madagascar too has it on their staple diet but under a different name.

  • Padma

    April 30, 2018 at 11:23 am

    My hearty congratulations on the move!….Great variation to our regular kanji…addition of spinach & eggs makes it even more healthy….Lovely breakfast option!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 30, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      Thank you so much Padma. Yes its a variation to the rice kanji.

  • Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    April 30, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Super congrats on your own site. It is indeed an amazing journey, a lot of learning and effort. Looking forward to more yummy and interesting creations from your origins and the anecdotes too.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 30, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      Thank you so much Seema. Appreciate your support.

  • cookingwithsapana

    April 30, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Congratulations on the move Mayuri and the new template looks absolutely beautiful. Glad your kids helped you in the process. That is a wonderful idea to use leftover rice to make a hearty and filling porridge.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 2, 2018 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you so much Sapana.

  • theyellowdaal

    April 30, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Firstly congrats, welcome to the club!! Now about Madagascar, only ever heard in a movie. The recipe sounds delicious. Great job sharing it😚

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 2, 2018 at 4:09 pm

      Thanks Avin.

  • theyellowdaal

    April 30, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Oh and I also love the new logo❤

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 2, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks Avin, the logo was designed by my daughter.

  • Aruna

    May 1, 2018 at 5:46 am

    Congratulations on miving to a self hosted blog, Mayuri. I love its clean and fresh look. The use of white is spectacular and makes all the pictures standout.

    This tradition of using leftover rice is so common allover the world. In Andhra too, rice from the night before is cooked in salted water, and then served with a pickle, chutney or curry.

    Have been watching your blogging marathon with interest and am in awe of the variety of dishes you have posted.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 2, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Thank you so much Aruna. Leftover rice is used up in so many cultures world over for breakfast.

  • Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    May 1, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Many congratulations di !!! lovely design 🙂
    And this vary sosoa looks so comfort and healthy !! Love to try sometime surely 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 2, 2018 at 11:33 am

      Thanks you so much Sasmita. Do try this healthy breakfast out especially during winter as its so comforting.

  • Gayathri Kumar

    May 5, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Congrats on the move Mayuri.. The site looks beautiful. This vary sosa looks so much like kanji which we make for breakfast, but the variety of toppings for this sounds delicious..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 5, 2018 at 11:39 pm

      Thank you so Gayathri

  • simplytadka2

    May 7, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Wow.. such a beautiful and delicious recipe.

  • Pavani

    May 11, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Such a simple and traditional breakfast. This is one of those recipes that each cuisine has a version of it like Chinese congee. I love the addition of spinach and egg — makes it filling and nutritious.

  • manjulabharathkumar2016

    May 16, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Congratulations on the successful migration Mayuri di .. The blog looks fantastic !! Such an interesting recipe and it sounds like congee for sure , Addition of spinach makes it look wonderful !!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 22, 2018 at 10:24 pm

      Thank you so much Manjula.


        May 28, 2018 at 12:51 am

        What ?

  • Srivalli Jetti

    May 21, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    This is yet another very new dish and thats really commendable that you were able to get it right..nice to know that your kids were behind this move. The site looks very well done.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 21, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks Srivalli. This dish was a pleasant surprise for me too as I didn’t know that rice was their staple diet.

  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    June 7, 2018 at 2:56 am

    Congratulations on the migration! The new theme looks so good and you have done it wonderfully! The dish looks so interesting and great to know the different kind of porridge in different countries.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 7, 2018 at 4:56 am

      Thank you so much Sandhya.

  • Padmajha PJ

    June 24, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    I too was so scared to move to WP and somehow the support of our BM group made me go forward.Congrats on the move Mayuri! This dish looks a lot like the dish we have here where leftover rice is left to saok in water overnight and had with onions and green chili! With the eggs and greens, this must really be a filling one!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 27, 2018 at 6:33 am

      Thanks Padmajha.

  • Priya Srinivasan

    August 1, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    congrats on ur new domain mayuri! porridge looks light and refreshing! serving it with eggs, make it more healthy and filling meal!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 1, 2018 at 11:44 pm

      Thank you Priya.

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