Remove the lid and fluff the quinoa with a fork. Jean’s secret for making the best oats? ( Log Out /  Cook quinoa as desired. Would it work to make this in bulk and re-heat each morning? About 4-5 minutes. Add more salt to taste if necessary. I think a cold bircher muesli type thing with this infused almond milk and lots of crunchy toppings would be SO good. Change ). Place 1 cup of the almond milk, the lightly crushed cardamom pod, and the 1/2 bay leaf in a small pot. Refrigerate. Add the quinoa, oats, almond milk, water, and cinnamon into a small pot. My quinoa was leftover from dinner the night before and I had cooked it with a fresh bay leaf and a spiral of peel from a whole lemon (I think I read about doing this in one of Maria Speck's whole grain cookbooks), so it paired really well. I love making this recipe ahead of time so I actually have time to sit down and eat breakfast before work. What other on-oats have you been porridging :) ? The money I save from not buying meat regularly, I use to splurge on quinoa. Hope that helps! Spoon porridge into cereal bowls and top with your favorites. Remove from heat, and let stand covered. Add more salt if necessary. SO excited to try this! So happy to hear this, Elle! Taste. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Rinse the quinoa: Pour the quinoa into a fine mesh colander and rinse under running water for at least 30 seconds. ( Log Out /  Before I show you how to make this recipe, I want to let you know that I do recognize quinoa is a more expensive ingredient than say rice or oats. Combine the rinsed quinoa and water in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and keep warm. ( Log Out /  Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, cover, and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Enter one of our contests, or share that great thing you made for dinner last night. I would consider using two cardamom pods and a whole bay leaf in the milk next time. Spoon porridge over top. Not to mention, I can kill two birds with one stone by making a big pot of quinoa and using half of it for the porridge and the other half for dinner throughout the week. This step removes any bitterness on the outside of the quinoa. Season with salt, to taste unless you’re proceeding with another recipe as written. Code: YAY20*exclusions apply, Notes: Source: Jean Adamson, owner of Vinegar Hill House in Brooklyn. Leftover porridge will keep in the … —Alexandra Stafford. Stir occasionally. Recipe doubles well. In the morning, add a splash of milk, stir, and microwave for 30 seconds or until warm. Add a pinch of salt. Are you tired of your standard oatmeal with raisins? Cook until oatmeal is al dente (a.k.a. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then decrease the temperature a bit to maintain a gentle simmer. Taste. Cook until the quinoa has absorbed all of the water, about 10 to 20 minutes (small amounts of quinoa will be ready closer to 10 minutes; larger amounts between 15 to 20). cooked but not mushy). This step gives the quinoa time to pop open into little curlicues, so it’s nice and fluffy. Stir to combine. In a small saucepan, add quinoa over medium heat and lightly toast it until it starts … Special deals, thoughtful surprises,big wows—now through Sunday. :-). Yes! Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Prices listed were reported on 9/27/19. Then you’ll want to try this quinoa-oats porridge. Remove the pot from heat, cover, and let the quinoa steam for 5 minutes. Quinoa is a complete protein, so for someone like me who rarely eats meat, it helps me make sure I’m not missing out on essential nutrients. In fact, when Jean passed along the recipe, it called for making a big batch each of the infused almond milk, quinoa, and oats. Add ½ cup of the cooked quinoa to the oats along with ½ cup of the infused almond milk, taking care to leave the bay leaf and cardamom pod (and any seeds) behind. In a medium pot, combine the quinoa with 1 cup of water. See suggestions for cooking quinoa above. 2 cups quinoa, cooked (about 2/3 cup uncooked), Additional toppings: fruit, nuts, cinnamon, chocolate chips. The reason I’m featuring it is that I feel the nutrient content justifies the price. Would also definitey be into stirring this as a cold porridge into yogurt on a hot day... with some crunchy toppings and berries of course. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. thanks! Divide into four mason jars or Tupperware. Add more quinoa to taste (or save extra quinoa in the fridge in an airtight container for porridge on a future morning). Learn how your comment data is processed. Christine and Rob’s If you have the time, make a large batch of the infused almond milk by heating 2 cardamom pods (not crushed), ½ bay leaf (fresh is best), and the 2 cups of almond milk.