How to Cook Dry Hominy
Serves: about 4-1/2 cups
  • 1 cup (4-1/2 ounces/129 g) dry hominy (mote pelado or nixtamal), rinsed
  1. Put the rinsed hominy in a 3-quart pot with lid and cover with water about 2 to 3 inches over the hominy. Cover and allow to rest overnight. Before cooking, drain well and add fresh water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 90 minutes to 2 hours. Drain well and use in your favorite recipe.
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3-quart heavy bottom pot with lid

Recipe Notes:
1 cup dry hominy yields about 4-1/2 cups cooked.

A 15-ounce can of cooked hominy equals about 1-3/4 cups.
Recipe by Andrea Meyers at