I first discovered quinoa two years ago at Costco, where I still buy it. At first I was just using it as a substitute for rice - however, it is SO much more than that! It is excellent in a quinoa salad (thanks to my sister-in-law, who introduced me to that one! It became a staple in our house for an entire summer). I'll post that recipe at a later date.
Now for the actual Hot Quinoa Breakfast Cereal Recipe.
1 cup water
1 cup milk (or milk substitute)
1 cup quinoa
1 tsp cinnamon (my family loves cinnamon so I always adds a little more)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
handful of craisins or raisins
some nuts, toasted in the toaster oven
real maple syrup or sweetener of your choice
In a medium saucepan combine milk, water and quinoa. Bring to a boil. Add the craisins reduce heat to medium-low, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in spices and cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Spoon into serving boils - drizzle with maple syrup and top with toasted nuts. For my kiddos I add some additional milk or yogurt to cool it down.
This is a really simple recipe that can be divided or double depending on your family size. Although it makes excellent leftovers for another morning - just put it into saucepan add enough milk for your desired consistency and heat it up again!
I love comments, so please leave some!