Quinoa Porridge Recipe2013-11-24
- Course: Breakfast
- Servings : 2
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 20m
- Ready In : 0m
Ever since visiting Nourish (Sheffield’s only fast food restaurant!) I have been craving quinoa porridge. Nourish teased me with it on their breakfast menu (I arrived after breakfast had finished!!) and so for the past few weeks I’ve been trying to perfect a ‘quinoa porridge recipe’ and finally I’ve cracked it (thanks to my friend and head chef Nick Galer .. I didn’t have Nourish’s cooking equipment so had to look else where!).
Quinoa is a slow release carbohydrate (meaning it releases its energy gradually) and it’s also a complete protein, meaning that it contains all of the essential amino acids that we need. Quinoa looks a little bit like couscous (and you’ll find it near the couscous in the supermarket) and makes a great addition to meat/fish and vegetables for dinner BUT it also tastes amazing sweetened with milk and fruit for breakfast.
So, if you’re getting bored of porridge and it’s getting too cold for overnight oats, give this recipe a try!
To save time on a morning, you can do steps 1 and 2 the night before and pop it in the fridge over night before moving onto step 3!
- 100g quinoa (uncooked)
- 500ml fresh water for soaking
- 500ml fresh water for cooking
- 180ml milk
- To sweeten: grated apple/handful raisins/banana
- Toppings: cinnamon/berries/nuts
Nutritional stats shown are for 1 serving of quinoa with skimmed milk only (this recipe serves 2 people)
Soak the quinoa in 500ml cold water for 15 minutes before draining and adding to a pan along with 500ml of fresh cold water
Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes until the grains begin to 'split'.. then drain any excess water using a sieve
Over a low-medium heat mix together the quinoa* and milk before adding your natural sweetener e.g. grated apple & raisins (as pictured above), stevia or mashed banana (as pictured below) and stirring. You can also heat the quinoa and milk in a microwave for 2-3 minutes (like oats - see pic below) but I prefer the hob way (above pic)!
Once heated and the milk has absorbed, serve your quinoa porridge topped with fruit and nuts (I use pomegranate seeds & walnuts or frozen berries) & add a dash of cinnamon if you fancy it (tastes amazing with mashed banana!)
* To make an individual portion use 1/2 of the quinoa (150g cooked weight) along with 90ml milk
Do let me know if you try this recipe and what you think of it!
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