Cardamom Quinoa Porridge

  • Servings: 2
Cardamom Quinoa Porridge

Photography: Bryan Gardner

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Source: Whole Living, January/February January/February 2013


  • 1/2 cup rinsed quinoa
  • 1 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 sliced pear, divided
  • 4 Tbsp toasted sliced almonds, divided


  1. In a saucepan, bring quinoa, 3/4 cup almond milk, water, vanilla, salt, and cardamom to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 15 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat and let rest five minutes, then fluff with a fork.

  3. For each serving, top 1/2 cup quinoa with 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 sliced pear, and 2 Tbsp almonds.

Cook's Notes

Refrigerate cooked quinoa in an airtight container up to 3 days.


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