17 Reviews

Like so many home cooks I had quinoa & barley in my pantry but was at a loss as to how to better incorporate these grains into daily use. With this recipe I have achieved this. In a pan I gently heated butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, fresh squeezed orange juice, raisins, nutmeg, pecans, and a grated apple until it lightly browned. I added this to my Q&B...I can't express how uttely delicious it was. Amazing!

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TANBear2 January 06, 2013

This was horrible. There was no amount of seasoning or additives that could make it taste like anything other than dirt. I love barley and I love quinoa, but this recipe did nothing for either of them.

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Empress of my world September 21, 2009

Such a simple, cheap, healthy, and tasty breakfast! I add something diffrent every day. To save time, I cook a double batch on Sundays and then warm a little in the microwave each morning. My favorite is to add blueberries with cinnamon & honey, my DH like maple syrup.

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misdramaqn June 16, 2008

I have recently discovered quinoa and I love its texture and flavor. Just MAKE SURE you rinse it!! This recipe is better than oatmeal. I added raisins, cinnamon and agave nectar (natural sweetener.) I also added soy milk after it was prepared. I stayed full long after oatmeal wears off. Thank you!

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Mattiehunter December 24, 2007

Well, I tried this to mix up my daily oatmeal, but I think I prefer the taste of oatmeal. I cooked it in the crock pot and it did absorb all the water but I think it could have done with less. It might have had more texture. If I make it again I'd probably try 3 cups of water instead of 4 since water doesn't escape from a crock pot like cooking over a stove top. I grated in an apple, salt, cinnamon and splenda. One thing that it has over oatmeal is that I found it to be more filling. That's why I give it 4 stars instead of 3.

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Wistaria March 09, 2010

This was very good! I love barley and had never had quinoa although I had remembered seeing it in the stores. However when I went to buy it I couldn't find it. I rinsed it off first like the directions say plus I made it in the recipe in my crockpot. I added brown sugar, almonds and cinnamon to the mixture. Then when I ate it I also added a pat of butter. Very filling and hearty. Made for Healthy ABC tag.

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AcadiaTwo August 08, 2009

This was a very hearty breakfast. I used brown rice syrup, but next time I may use some brown sugar and fruit. Thank you for sharing.

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Sky Valley Cook December 12, 2008

I did this 2 days ago using barley and some buckwheat groats (what I had at hand) and was pleasantly suprised by it. I used the crockpot method (sprayed with Pam first) starting it at 10:30pm and turning it off at 7am. The water was gone, but it wasn't dry and the texture was good also. I also had no problem with cleaning the crockpot afterwards. After tasting it first, I decided to have a bowl with some butter and salt and pepper on it, and it made a good, hearty breakfast for a cold morning. This morning, I sauted some diced onions in some butter and then added a few spoons of this with some S&P and let it cook until the bottom got browned, then put an egg on top. Not quite corned beef hash, but tasty all the same, and a little ketchup was good with it. Thanks for a good, hearty, easy and inexpensive breakfast recipe!

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dgpat February 26, 2008

I made this in the crockpot with some changes, and need to adjust it some more, but it's just the change from oatmeal I was looking for! My crockpot cooks in about half the time many recipes call for, so I set it up on a timer to cook for 4 hours on low. The grains were done, but it was watery. (I turned it on high with the lid off for about an hour to cook off some of the excess liquid, so it was too late for our breakfast today, but I sampled a few bites.) Next time, I'll reduce the water by 1/2-1 cup and cook 4-5 hours on low.

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VegJen January 17, 2008
Quinoa and Barley Breakfast Porridge