A variation based on Susan's recipe from food blogga
1/2 cup dry quinoa, rinsed (this recipe is based on Eden Organic Quinoa which is higher in fiber & nutrients than other brands, so why not get more bang for your buck?)
1 1/4 cup boiling water
1 TBS brown sugar or maple syrup (or Splenda brown sugar blend- I'm not perfect!)
1/4 tsp. pinch of salt
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 TBS. dried cherries
2 TBS. mixed raisins
1 TBS. ground flax or chia
- Rinse the uncooked quinoa in a fine-mesh sieve in cold water-this helps remove some slight natural bitterness from the grains
- Boil water in a saucepan
- Add quinoa, sugar, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, cherries & raisins
- Return to a boil, and then cover, reduce heat & simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the quinoa absorbs the water, puffs up, & turns translucent. Add more water if needed.
- Quinoa retains a slight crunch when cooked.
Makes 2 servings. I eat one, & save the rest for the next morning. It heats up beautifully in the microwave with a little soy milk to moisten it.
Breakfast Quinoa with Dried Cherries & Raisins
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