Friday, October 4, 2013

Strawberries and Cream Breakfast Quinoa




This is my second attempt at making quinoa. My first was the garlic quinoa with Parmesan cheese  which I had to admit was not quite what I thought it would taste like. So this time I decided to go a different route. I decided to try it in a breakfast recipe and this one was a winner for me.

If you read my blog you know that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  I have to say that quinoa was a great way to start my day. I loved the bit of sweetness the brown sugar added to this breakfast and the strawberries went perfect with the quinoa. I think that even if you are not a big fan of quinoa that you may find that you like in a breakfast dish such as this one.

Now that I have enjoyed breakfast with quinoa, the wheels have been turning and I can't wait to try it with different flavors.




Strawberries and Cream Breakfast Quinoa (Source: adapted from Liv Lives Life)
Ingredients:
1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons heavy cream (can use you favorite milk)
2 teaspoons brown sugar or to taste
3/4 cup diced strawberries.
Directions:
1. In a small pot combine quinoa and water. Bring it to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until the quinoa is tender.
2. Keep heat low, add the cream, and the brown sugar. Allow the sugar to melt and the quinoa to absorb the cream.
3. Add the diced strawberries and stir, allowing them to heat through.
4. Spoon the quinoa int a bowl.
5. Enjoy!




10 comments:

  1. This reminds me of porridge..only better!

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  2. I still have yet to attempt quinoa for breakfast...but with strawberries and cream I absolutely MUST.

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  3. Quinoa has been a little difficult for me to incorporate, but I do love it, so I'm glad for this recipe~

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  4. Dawn this look really delicious!!!

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  5. I've not tried quinoa for breakfast. Sounds delish! Certainly this recipe is terrific - thanks for this.

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  6. Again, I'm not familiar with Quinoa but it looks yummy!!
    I want to taste it :)

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  7. I wish I was having this for breakfast today! It looks tasty.

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  8. This looks soo good, Dawn!
    Even it's 8 o'clock in the evening for me I would love to have this breakfast right now:)
    Quinoa is a wonderful gift of Mother Nature, rich in Protein and vitamins and so versatile.
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  9. Hmmm....maybe I need to try it for breakfast. I've forced it down for dinner, but it's not my favorite. But breakfast...I'm intrigued.

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  10. Delicious way to start a day...sounds and looks delicious Dawn, especially with fresh strawberries.
    Have a wonderful week ahead :D

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