Hello :) On Sunday morning for breakfast I wanted something healthy, but a little bit more exciting, than my usual weekday porridge. I felt like it was about time I cooked quinoa for breakfast! However, I don't know if it's just me but quinoa porridge never seems to be as filling as an oat base. So I decided to combine the two! Well I can't actually take full credit for this, as I got the recipe idea from a recipe preview of a cookbook, although can't seem to access that website now! But I knew the basis was using quinoa & oats to make porridge, so I decided to try it.
All I did was cook 1/3 cup of quinoa in about 1 cup of water, brought it to the boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Then I added two small handfuls of oats, added more water, brought that to the boil and let it simmer for another 5 or so minutes (until the quinoa was cooked and the water was absorbed). I suppose I could have added them both at once but it turned out well :)
And I was craving fresh fruit so I topped my porridge with cut up orange, defrosted raspberries and dried cranberries. I definitely got my vitamin C requirements! A drizzle of agave was all the sweetness it needed.
I actually prefer this version more than having quinoa on it's own. The oats make it a little more creamy, and bring it all together. Quinoa can sometimes be a little grainy and bird seedy by itself, if you know what I mean...
P.S. My mum scored this new tablecloth for $4 the other week at an opshop. Good one!