Servings: Serves 4
Active time: 25 minutes
Total time: 2 hours, 25 minutes
Note: You can make this in advance and heat up a portion in the morning. It will keep for a week in the refrigerator. Look in your grocery's bulk goods department for a wide variety of grains.
In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Turn off heat. Add grains, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, and salt. Cover and let stand 2 hours or overnight.
In the morning, set pan over medium heat, bring to a boil, reduce to low, and simmer until grains are tender, about 15 minutes (this will vary depending on soak time).
Discard cinnamon stick. Divide cereal among 4 bowls and serve with warmed almond milk, chopped almonds, a spoonful of brown sugar, and fruit.
Per serving: 222 calories, 9 grams protein, 1 gram saturated fat, 6 grams fiber. Plus 13 percent DV iron.
From the September 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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