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I did this today for the first time, had a sweet carb crave when I woke up. Hope you enjoy it.

The ingredients:

100 g Basmati white rice

100 g quinoa seeds

50 g oat flakes

150 g home made strawberry jam

200 g of walnuts (you can use almonds or any other nuts)

1 tb agave syrup

a pinch of nutmeg

a pinch of salt

250 ml water, more or less, depending on the desired consistency

There are two things you should do before the actual cooking, if you want to:

You can toast the quinoa on low heat, for one minute, stirring constantly, in a frying pan with no oil; it will get rid of the saponine layer and add a nutty flavor.

And you can toast the walnuts or almonds for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, in a frying pan with no oil.

I also like to get rid of the walnut’s thin outer layer, by rubbing them with a towel, it’s very easy to do once they’re toasted.

The cooking:

Step 1

Put the water in a medium pan, add the salt, then the rice. Let simmer on medium heat, until rice is half cooked, for around 10 minutes or so. Check the package of the rice if you’re not sure about the cooking time.

Step 2

Add the quinoa and stir. Let simmer for around 8-10 more minutes. If you toasted the quinoa, it will cook quicker.

Step 3

When the quinoa is almost done, add the oats and stir gently. Cook for 1 or 2 more minutes, depending on the thickness of the oats. Take a bit of the mixture and try it out, see if it needs more cooking, adding a bit of water if necessary. When it’s done, turn off the heat and let it cool for a bit.

Step 4

Add the walnuts, whole or crushed, then the jam, the nutmeg and agave syrup, and stir gently a couple of times.

That’s all!

Poor the mixture in a bowl and let me know how it came out.

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Bon appetit! 🙂