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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 173.0
  • Total Fat: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 41.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g

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Quinoa and Barley Breakfast Porridge

Submitted by: GRADXY

Introduction

My husband hates oatmeal, and this is a good, high fiber, high protein alternative. Can also mix up a big batch either on the stove or the crockpot and eat all week. Add whatever toppings you want to it: they're not included in the recipe calculation My husband hates oatmeal, and this is a good, high fiber, high protein alternative. Can also mix up a big batch either on the stove or the crockpot and eat all week. Add whatever toppings you want to it: they're not included in the recipe calculation
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/2 cup quinoa
    1/2 cup barley
    Dash of Salt
    4 cups water

Directions

For the crockpot method: Mix the first four ingredients (barley, quinoa, salt and water) and cook on low overnight.

For the stovetop method: Combine the first four ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Then simmer covered for about 40 minutes, until all the water is absorbed.

For both methods continue from here: Fluff with a fork and put into serving dishes.

Add sweetener, dried fruits and spices, as desired. Basically, as you would like for oatmeal. Similar. Serve with milk or yogurt if desired.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GRADXY.






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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Good idea as a substitute, mine took almost an hour to soak up the water/evaporate, maybe I'll try using less water or more grain next time. - 5/23/09

    Reply from GRADXY (6/5/09)
    One important question is whether your barley is quick barley or not. It does fine with a little less water, and quick barley doesn't soak up nearly as much water, but isn't overly processed, either, so is still a healthy choice. Quick Barley can make it be made with less water and in only 25 mins


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  • I made it in the slow cooker last nignt. I liked it and I will make it again. - 2/27/13

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  • Sounds very yummy indeed. Will give it a try. - 7/30/09

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  • Sounds good, I will try it & let you know ;) - 7/9/09

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  • I used quick barley because thats what I have and it turned out delish. Added dried apricot and raisins with cinnimom, as it cooked, yum - 6/7/09

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