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Slow Cooker Whole-Grain Porridge

Makes about 4 servings

Wake up to hot, whole-grain porridge by preparing it the night before and letting it simmer in your slow cooker while you sleep. A healthy breakfast has never been easier!

1/3 cup dry brown rice
1/3 cup dry millet
1/3 cup dry kamut, spelt, or wheat berries
3 cups hot water
1/2 cup raisins or chopped dried apricots, prunes, or apples
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 fortified vanilla soy- or rice milk (optional)

Combine grains, water, fruit, cinnamon, and salt, if using, in slow cooker and cook on low overnight. Serve plain or with vanilla soy- or rice milk, if desired.

Per 3/4-cup serving

  • Calories: 224
  • Fat: 1.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
  • Calories from Fat: 6.2%
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 5.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.1 g
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Fiber: 5.7 g
  • Sodium: 7 mg
  • Calcium: 25 mg
  • Iron: 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C: 0.5 mg
  • Beta Carotene: 5 mcg
  • Vitamin E: 0.2 mg

Source: Breaking the Food Seduction by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jo Stepaniak; © Jo Stepaniak 2005, published by permission.