I have come across a couple of recipes for quinoa porridge recently, and I decided to try and make it myself today for lunch! It has a lovely creamy consistency, aaaand contains a little more protein than most porridges out there! This makes quite a large serving, but juuust not enough to feed two people, unless it's just as a snack.
Creamy Chocolate Quinoa
(Serves 1, about 350 calories)
60g dry quinoa, cooked according to the packet, nothing added to the water
(Rinse, add to pot with 1 1/2 parts as much water to the quinoa, simmer on low for 20 minutes, take it off the heat and let it stand for ten minutes. "Fluff" it up with a fork)
300 ml almond milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp vanilla sugar
A few drops stevia vanilla creme (optional)
1/3 tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate, dessicated coconut, chopped nuts, raisins to serve
- Once your quinoa is cooked and still in the pot, turn the heat to medium low and pour in the almond milk, cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla extract and sweetners.
- Stir pretty regularly so as to prevent it from catching the bottom of the pot. In about 20 minutes time, the consistency should have turned thick and creamy, which means - it's ready to serve!
You can also omit the cocoa and add raisins instead, making your own twist to it perhaps? Quinoa is versatile and this dish almost tasted the same as oat porridge. I decided to chop up some almonds to top it off with a crunch, mmmm!
Recipe - by me! I hope you are having a lovely day!