Whole-Grain Breakfast Porridge

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup red or wild rice
  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/4 cup pearl barley or farro
  • 1/2 cup farina or wheat cereal
  • 1 2 -inch piece orange peel
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons packed dark or light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit (cranberries, cherries, raisins and/or chopped apricots)
  • Chopped nuts, maple syrup and/or milk, for serving (optional)
Directions
  • Up to 12 hours before serving, put the rice, oats, barley and farina in a 6-to-10-cup rice cooker. Stir in the orange peel, cinnamon stick, sugar, salt and 5 cups water. Add the dried fruit.

  • Close the cooker, set the timer and program for the porridge cycle so that breakfast is ready at the desired time. (If you don't have a porridge setting on your rice cooker, program for 50 to 55 minutes.

  • Serve the warm porridge with nuts, syrup and/or milk, if desired.

  • Photograph by Kana Okada


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