Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

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Remember my quinoa salad post? I had mentioned in that post that my first experience with quinoa was not really encouraging. It was this quinoa porridge that I had tried first, and I hated it to the core. But I still ate it since I knew nobody would touch it and I don’t like food going into the bin. While eating it, I sat searching on Google as to where did I go wrong, and it was one basic error – not washing the quinoa properly!

 

Most of the grains doesn’t have any change in taste when washed. It just ensures that the dirt is gone. However, for quinoa you have to wash it as much as you can to remove the bitterness off it. Once you feel that it is good to go, go ahead with cooking it and it becomes a pretty looking pearl texture, ready to go into anything that you are cooking it with.

 

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Now how do you know that the quinoa is clean is a big question. I would just say, go by your instincts. That is the best way I can put it. πŸ˜€ After the salad experience, I made this breakfast pudding again and was much happier with the experience. If you are bored of oats or want something different for your morning routine, then give it a try. Quinoa is normally paired with non-diary milk for best results. I have never tried it with milk and can’t vouch for it.

 

You cook the quinoa first in double the water till it absorbs all the water and looks pearl like. Then you add the remaining ingredients and just cook for a few minutes. Cooking it further will make it take away all the liquid in the porridge. But if you want it thicker, just keep aside for sometime, and it absorbs all the excess liquid, just like how oats does. My next in line is to try oats and quinoa together for porridge as breakfast. πŸ˜‰ Just trying to explore different varieties, you see… Off to the recipe…

 

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5 from 1 vote

Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar
  • Dried figs and almonds for topping

Instructions

  • Wash the quinoa well and let to drain.
  • Boil water in a saucepan. Add the quinoa and cook till it absorbs all the water and plumps up, looking like pearls.
  • Add in the milk, cinnamon and raw sugar and cook till homogeneous.
  • Server warm or cold with the toppings.

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  1. I love quinoa, but have never made a porridge with them. It sounds and looks awesome with almond milk.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie…

  2. Nice..simple and healthy breakfast.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

  3. A healthy breakfast indeed

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Amrita…

  4. That looks so good… healthy breakfast option to start a new day with

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  5. 5 stars
    This look really delicious !

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Gloria…

  6. protein packed breakfast..l love quinoa,ithu kollalo idea …though I prepare payasam but never tried porridge,yumm!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I am yet to make payasam off quinoa… will try it while you try the porridge… hehe… Thanks a lot Julie…

  7. Ok. Now that seems interesting. I have a pack of unopened quinoa wondering why it is still in the shelf!
    The tip to wash it well is a good one. I don’t think I would have washed it as much. I gotta try this out!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I did the mistake once so I made sure I mentioned it. Hehe… it tastes really bitter if not washed properly, and then nothing can save it for you. Especially with the price, you can’t let it go waste! Thank you so much Ria…

  8. I’d never have imagined this. Looks so lovely, particularly in your photos! Not too keen on quinoa but this recipe simply says..just do it!:)

    Happy August to you!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Kanak… πŸ™‚

  9. I am never drawn to it before when the price is too much for it and now after learning Indian superfoods are no less than it. πŸ˜› Just becoming more patriotic I guess πŸ˜›

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha better not! I guess we stay within the limits of our own food! πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much Fami…

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