There are many very simple quinoa breakfast recipes you can follow either online or in books, I would like to share with you 3 of what I consider to be my favorites. You will find that quinoa is so versatile a rice grain, that you can add pretty much anything to it without overpowering the taste of quinoa rice. Cooking quinoa is very easy and there are so many things you can do with it.
Cooking Quinoa; Recipe No.1: Quinoa Rice with Nutty Cinnamon.
This is a very easy dish to prepare and is one of my absolute favored quinoa breakfast recipes. The ingredients you will need are as follows: 1 x cup skimmed milk, 1 x cup of water, 1 x cup of washed and rinsed quinoa grain, a dozen or so blueberries or strawberries, 2 x teaspoons of cinnamon (finely ground), 3 x cups of pecans (chopped)(or any other type of nut that you prefer), 4 x teaspoons of organic (or natural) nectar.
Instructions: First put the milk into a medium-sized pan, add the water and quinoa grain and bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 15 minutes approx., or until the rice has absorbed all the liquid. Then stir in the chopped pecans and cinnamon. Transfer contents of the pan to a serving dish, place either the blueberries or strawberries on top of the cooked quinoa and drip over the nectar. Voila…a very simple yet extremely tasty breakfast recipe that literally takes minutes to prepare.
Cooking Quinoa; Recipe No.2: Quinoa breakfast cereal.
Another very easy recipe for you is the quinoa breakfast cereal. This is probably one of the easiest dishes to prepare and takes literally minutes. The only ingredients that you will need are as follows: 1 x cup of cooked quinoa, (quinoa that has been bought to the boil and then simmered for 15 mins) 2 apples (sliced), seedless raisins, a pinch of cinnamon, full fat milk and finally a teaspoon of honey.
Instructions: Simply mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and pour over the milk. To add a little sweetener for flavor, simply sprinkle over the cinnamon and drizzle with honey.
Cooking Quinoa; Recipe No 3: Peanut Butter Quinoa Recipe.
This last one of the three quinoa recipes, is what I like to prepare for the kids more than anything else, and again only takes as long as the rice to cook. The ingredients you require are: 1 x cup quinoa, 1 cup water or milk, peanut butter.
Instructions: Place the milk or water together with the cup of quinoa into a saucepan and bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer gently for approximately 15 minutes, less simmer time if you wish for the quinoa grain to have a little crunch to its texture. Add a spoonful of peanut butter to the pan and stir in. Transfer contents of the pan to a serving dish and serve hot. You can add a little garnish to this dish in the form of strawberries, sliced banana or even thin slices of honeydew melon (optional).
As you can see, cooking quinoa doesn’t have to be tedious or boring, add a little variety to your meal times, and start your day with healthy quinoa breakfast recipes. There are so many things you can do when cooking quinoa that you really can be as adventurous as you desire. This is cooking at its absolute best.
Hope you enjoy these three favorite quinoa recipes of mine, I’m sure your children will if you have them, maybe you can email me any of your favorite ones you may have, or some of the things you have tried when cooking quinoa?