Pomegranate and Molasses Porridge

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Appears in
The Quinoa Cookbook

By Penny Doyle

Published 2013

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Vibrant pink pomegranate - rich in fibre, potassium and vitamin C - looks wonderful stirred into this caramel-coloured porridge. Molasses syrup, a by-product of sugar production, provides precious calcium and iron, but may need sweetening with a drizzle of honey. For convenience it is possible to buy pomegranate seeds ready prepared.


  • 125 g/ oz/¾ cup quinoa
  • 250 ml


  1. Put the quinoa in a sieve (strainer) and rinse under cold running water.
  2. Transfer the rinsed quinoa to a pan, then add the boiling water and milk. You can use cold water instead of boiling water, if you prefer, but the quinoa will take longer to cook.
  3. Simmer the quinoa for 15 minutes, until soft. Stir in the molasses and sweeten with honey as required