Quinoa instead of porridge

by Vashte on April 9, 2012

Gluten Free

Ditch the oats!!! Move over cereal!!!! Quinoa is here!!! Well, it has been for ever and likely to stay forever too!! Find out why I love this so very much and try if for yourself. I very rarely eat pasta gluten free or not, bread, or rice as quinoa is my substitute. It is gluten free and comes from nature just the way it was designed. Quinoa is now found in your local super market in the health section. Black, red or white- makes no difference to me I love it all. Black and red are slightly more ‘grainy’ or tasty to me but I think that my preference. Why don’t you tell me what YOU prefer?

My body digests this easily. It is high in protein and very sustaining. This recipe is simple and easy and great for breakfast if you like your porridge. Please try is and tell me what you think?

  • 1 cup Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen waaa’ and you buy it from the supermarket)
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • Handful of almonds, chopped dates or sultanas
  • ½ cup chopped or grated fresh apple or pear (both are low GI)
  • Option: 1 teaspoon of raw unfiltered honey if you need to sweeten but try without first
  • Cinnamon
  • Rice milk to taste

How to make it work:

  • Put Quinoa, water and a sprinkle of Himalayan salt into saucepan, cover and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer leaving the lid on.
  • Add in apple, dates, almonds, honey and cinnamon.
  • Continue to mix for approximately 15mins until the grains expand and become soft. It will be a porridge consistency but not so ‘mushy’. If your quinoa turns mushy you have over cooked it and probably added too much water.
  • Rice Milk can also be added for taste and flavour. Serve warm with a sprinkle of cinnamon. YUMMO!!

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