Sweet Quinoa Porridge

Sweet Quinoa Porridge

 

Rinsing the quinoa is important to avoid a raw or bitter taste. Don't be put off by the soapy bubbles that form while rinsing off the saponin coat.

1/2 cup (125 mL) quinoa
1 cup (250 mL) water
1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) sea salt
1/2 cup (125 mL) unsweetened rice or almond milk
1 small apple, peeled and diced
1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4 cup (60 mL) slivered almonds

1. Rinse the quinoa and drain in a fine sieve.
2. Put the quinoa, water, cinnamon, and salt in a small saucepan and place over high heat. Bring to a boil, uncovered.
3. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, until almost all the water is absorbed.
4. Stir in the milk, apple, blueberries, and almonds and simmer, uncovered, for another 10 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.