Breakfast Quinoa With Fried Stuffed Dates

Black quinoa porridge gets an upgrade with warm fried dates and shaved coconut, making it a delicious breakfast. Pair this with coconut yoghurt and finish with spinneysFOOD Edible Flowers
Breakfast Quinoa With Fried Stuffed Dates
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Breakfast Quinoa With Fried Stuffed Dates
February 16, 2020
Level Easy
Preparation Time 5 minutes
Cooking Time 45 minutes
Serves 2
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra

INGREDIENTS

900ml quinoa rice milk
170g black quinoa, rinsed
3 tbsp date sugar, plus extra for serving
1/4 tsp spinneysFOOD Fine Cinnamon, plus extra for serving
3 tbsp ghee or butter
8 spinneysFOOD Khodri Dates with Almonds

To serve

Coconut yoghurt
4 tbsp spinneysFOOD shaved coconut, toasted
spinneysFOOD Edible Flowers, to decorate

METHOD

  • 1

    Bring the quinoa rice milk to a boil in a small saucepan

  • 2

    Add the black quinoa and return to a boil

  • 3

    Reduce to a low heat, and simmer, covered, until ¾ of the milk has been absorbed – about 15 minutes

  • 4

    Stir in the date sugar and cinnamon. Cook, covered, until almost all the milk has been absorbed – approximately 30 minutes

  • 5

    In the meantime, prepare the dates. Heat the ghee in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. When hot, add the dates and stir them around for 30 seconds. The skin should be blistered and the middle of the dates should be warm

  • 6

    Remove the dates from the ghee and spoon immediately on top of the quinoa

  • 7

    Serve with the coconut yoghurt and sprinkle with the toasted coconut flakes and edible flowers

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