RECIPE: NUTTY QUINOA & OATS PORRIDGE
It has to be said, I’m a fan of porridge. Our Editor Louise calls it her dieting ‘secret weapon’, and with recipe is super comforting, filling and easy to prepare. The quinoa seeds add an interesting texture and nutty taste. Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wah’) contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein source. Quinoa is an excellent choice for vegans who may struggle to get enough protein in their diets, and thanks to it’s current popularity quinoa is readily available in most supermarkets and grocery stores!
Difficulty: Easy to make
- ½ cup quinoa
½ cup rolled oats
1 cup semi skimmed milk
1 ½ cups water
Rinse the quinoa seeds twice with cold water. Don’t skip this step it’s important to avoid a bitter taste.
Combine all the ingredients in a medium sized casserole pot. Bring the mixture to a boil.
Cook porridge on a low heat while stirring occasionally for 25 – 30 minutes.
Add more milk or water if the porridge gets too thick.
Serve the porridge piping hot with more milk, brown sugar or honey and fresh fruit. I also like a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- For a gluten-free option use gluten-free oats.
Replace the milk with soy milk or almond milk for dairy-free vegan option.
Add nuts, seeds and dried fruit, or chopped apple and pears to the porridge while cooking for extra sweetness
The porridge keeps well in the fridge. For an instant breakfast, reheat in microwave and top with fresh fruit.
This recipe is suitable for vegetarians.