Sunday, 17 July 2011

Miso Porridge - a savoury way to start a cold winters day!

Sometimes the traditional 'sweet' breakfast foods of berries, fruits and honeyed cereals are not what you may feel like on a cold winters morning. When it's cold and rainy outside nothing soothes me more than a savoury grain based porridge! Everyone knows the healing, smoothing benefits of miso -- and who says you have to wait until dinner to enjoy?

I like to start the morning with whatever grains I have left over from the night before; brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, barley to name a few - and make a delicious savoury porridge!

Start off by sautéing a sliced brown onion and your choice of diced vegetable (I have use carrot, zuchinni or spinach most often) in a saucepan for a few minutes until tender, then add two cups of water and a cup of your choice of grain and simmer until heated through and the water has soaked into the grain to desired consistency. In the final minutes of cooking, add one tablespoon of miso paste and stir through to dissolve - this will make the porridge creamy and delicious! Serve topped with torn toasted nori and toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Yum!!!!

Love and light,
Lauren xxx

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