Tuesday, 24 May 2011

quinoa porridge

I have lately been feeling very virtuous in the breakfast department. Lots of vegetables in my fuscrams; lots of avocado and tomato on toast (instead of plain jam); mushrooms on toasts; extra fruit in my cereal. And on one very excellent occasion, fruit cake cupcakes. The breakfast of which I have been feeling most pleased is the red quinoa porridge.


quinoa porridge

It's really easy. The most arduous part is washing the quinoa, over which I always stress. The rest of it is pretty easy. Wash one cup of quinoa three or four times. In a saucepan with one cup of water, one + a half cups of *milk, and a quarter of a cup of (chopped) dried fruit, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer partially covered for about fifteen to twenty minutes, or until it's of a consistency that you like. You could also add a tablespoon of sugar (preferably brown) during this simmering process. You may want to add more liquid if that is your fancy, though don't expect it to ever hit an oat porridge consistency.

Top with whatever you like. I like shredded coconut, dried fruit, chopped almonds and a little golden syrup.


Anonymous said...

I will make this ASAP. I wish I was half as virtuous as you are; my mornings are always CRAZY. 30 minutes from bed to door. lol

Hayley said...

Oh, I LOVE quinoa porridge! I like an apple and raisin fruit combo best, cook it all together with a generous shaking of cinnamon, it's lovely.

Two fit and fun gals said...

this looks great ! but i prob wont have time to make this on weekday mornings..

definitely gonna try this out one weekend thanks for sharing!