Thursday, 27 June 2013

Quinoa Porridge for Breakfast

A different, healthier take on the oat porridge will help bring variety to our breakfast tables.

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of coarse salt
1/2 cup low-fat milk or unsweetened soy milk
1 small apple, diced
1/2 cup blueberries or sliced strawberries
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (if desired)

If you are using quinoa that has NOT been rinsed (sometimes it says on the package that it has been rinsed) make sure to rinse it under cold water for 3-5 mins. Then, Add quinoa, water, cinnamon and salt to a small pot and bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until most of the water has been absorbed. Add milk and simmer uncovered for an additional 10 minutes. Stir in apple, berries and nuts. Let sit, covered for 10 minutes before serving. The porridge will thicken during this time. Drizzle with maple syrup before serving if desired.

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