January 2, 2011

Three Grains Hopeful Porridge

These days, I am inspired to cooking healthy meals with whole grains that I buy in bulk. Grains are wholesome and nutritious—they are high in carbohydrates and fiber which provide energy to your brain and muscles. They are great with soup and stews or as a side dish. I was thinking of someone dear when making this porridge. I've added his favorite ingredients (corn and carrots) to give the porridge a natural sweetness and color.
Top: barley, millet, wheat
2 cups organic chicken broth
1/4 cup millet
1/4 cup whole wheat
1/4 cup barley
1/2 cup corn
1/4 cup carrots
salt and pepper to taste
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. dry herbs (marjoram, thyme, rosemary)
1 egg, beaten
1. Wash grains and soaked in water with a pinch of salt overnight. Rinse under running water and set aside.
2. In a large pot add chicken broth, grains, corn, carrots, bay leaf and herbs. Bring to a fast boil for about 10 minutes uncovered. Remove any foam on top with spoon. Turn heat down to simmer and cook until water has reduced and grains are soft not grainy. Stir in beaten egg and let it cook for another minute, season with salt and pepper. Dish out into individual bowls and serve warm.
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Anonymous said...

Are you going to start adding modifiers to all of your recipe titles? Will the next one perhaps be peaceful peas in white sauce? (I hope you realize I'm just teasing you!) smile you are loved and appreciated by your family - Miska