Quinoa Porridge

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Good to the Grain

By Kim Boyce

Published 2010

  • About

In the fall, when the mornings become overcast and foggy and the apples and squash are piling up at the farmers’ market, I like to head to the kitchen to make this homey, rustic dish. A great source of breakfast protein, this porridge is satisfying alone, but it’s even better with a spoonful of jam or compote.


Spiced Milk

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2


  1. To make the spiced milk, smash the cardamom pods with the back of a pan or the side of a knife. In a small saucepan, combine the cream, milk, spices, brown sugar, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil, immediately turn the heat off, and leave the milk to steep, about 20 minutes.
  2. Using a fine-mesh strainer or sieve, rinse the quinoa under cold water to remove any b