Quinoa porridge with almonds, Brazil nuts, dates, and dried apricots, originally uploaded by Shanti, shanti.
Here's a quick way to deal with all that merriment you've been embibing in over that past week or two.
Quinoa porridge with almonds, Brazil nuts, dried apricots and dates
1 cup quinoa
1.5 cups water
.5 cup of milk or soymilk (Any mix of liquid is fine as long as it equals up to 2 cups. I sometimes like more milk to make it creamier.)
half a handful of slivered almonds
5 or 6 of each of the following:
dried apricots chopped
Brazil nuts chopped
Rinse the quinoa a couple of times and sort out any tiny stones.
Bring quinoa and liquid to a boil and then add the other ingredients.
Turn down the heat to a simmer for about 15 minutes until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
You can tell when quinoa is ready because the little tales start to show (Yes, this is still a vegetarian recipe!)
At the table you might want to add more milk like you would with regular porridge/ oatmeal and possible some honey, agave syrup, etc. but it tends to be quite sweet naturally from the dates.
Serves one or two depending on how hungry/hungover you are.