Friday, March 14, 2008

Start All Over Again

It's no secret that I've got a beef with quinoa. I've tried it a few times with less-than-stellar results. Recently another blogger, the fabulous Attila the Mom (I love that screen name), wrote to ask me if I had a quinoa recipe to share; she recently started making quinoa and has been quite happy with it. I was ready to tell ATM about my past kitchen experiences with this ingredient, but I figure if she's enjoying it I shouldn't poo-poo on her parade. Then I got to thinking that maybe I should give it one more shot, the old college try. Maybe I'll be presently surprised this time.

As luck would have it, I found the following recipe in the spring issue of Clean Eating Magazine. While I haven't made it yet, I thought I'd share it with my buddy ATM and other quinoa lovers out there. I might give it one last shot this weekend--I've got all the ingredients. But this is the last chance. I mean it. Really.

Quinoa Porridge
Clean Eating Spring 2008

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch coarse sea salt
1/2 cup low-fat milk or unsweetened soy milk
1 apple, diced
1/2 cup blueberries or sliced strawberries
1/8 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Agave syrup (optional)

Add quinoa, water, cinnamon and salt to a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until most of water has been absorbed. Add milk and simmer uncovered for an additional 10 minutes. Stir in apple, berries and nuts. cover and let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Porridge will thicken during this time. If desired, drizzle with agave syrup before serving.

Serves 2

4 comments:

Lynn Barry said...

I hate it. I tried to love it but I hate it and will not try it ever again...I felt guilty but now I don't. I hate the bitter aftertaste I always get...but GOOD FOR YOU...HUGS

Alisa said...

I love quinoa, and this recipe looks fabulous! I will have to give it a try. I am curious if it is the taste or the results you are having trouble with?

Thomas Dzomba said...

I have tried quinoa too, and my kids all hate it. Maybe this recipe would work...as long as I don't tell my kids it has quinoa in it!

Attila The Mom said...

Thanks so much for posting this!

The guys really do like it. Don't need to use much sauce because a tiny bit goes a long way.

Can't wait to try it!