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Make homemade Xima by following this recipe.




  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white corn meal
  • 1 cup cold water



  1. In a large saucepan heat the 3 cups water and salt to boiling.
  2. Combine cold water and corn meal in a separate container. Mix well to remove lumps. Set aside.
  3. When water is boiling remove it from the heat. Stir or whisk in the corn meal mixture. When lumps are gone return the pan to the heat and return to a boil, stirring constantly, until the mixture returns to a boil.
  4. Cover, turn the heat to low and continue to cook for 5 minutes.


Yield: About 6 cups, Serves 4


Nutrition Facts  
Serving Size: 1  
Servings per Recipe: 4  
Amount per Serving  
Calories: 126  
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat: 1 g 1%
Saturated Fat: trace 0%
Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
Sodium: 541 g 23%
Total Carbohydrate: 27 g 9%
Dietary Fiber: 3 g 10%
Protein: 3 g  
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1%
Iron 8%

*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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