Black Quinoa and Mandarin Porridge

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘QUINOA CUISINE‘.

Here’s a porridge that’s so good it could come to the table as dessert! (Makes 6 servings)


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa (black adds drama to the dish)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 or 3 mandarin oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • Pinch of ground cloves (or cinnamon)
  • Maple syrup or honey to taste
  • Almond, coconut or soy milk (optional)

1) Put quinoa into a rice cooker or saucepan. Add orange juice, water, and mandarin oranges to the pot along with cloves (or cinnamon).

2) Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.

3) Sweeten with maple syrup or honey and serve with almond, coconut, or soy milk, if desired.

Linda Gabris is an avid cook who enjoys sharing her grandmother’s old recipes and medicinal preparations as they were recorded in the handwritten journals passed down to her. Linda also enjoys gardening and foraging for edible wild foods. Over the years, she has taught cooking courses in Prince George, B.C., with a focus on healthy eating, food preparation, and International cuisine.

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