Healthy breakfast part deux!!!!
This is all part of an attempt to eat healthy! This recipe is by far my most favourite. An Asian take on porridge, made with non-traditional wheat grains! No, not broken/crushed wheat, just plain old whole wheat!
You will need:
- Wheat grains (soaked overnight): 1 and ½ cups
- Spinach: 1 and ½ cups
- Mushrooms: 150 gms.
- Ginger: ½ inch
- Garlic: 5-6 cloves
- Chilli oil: 1 teaspoon (optional)
- Light soy sauce: 1 teaspoon (optional)
- Oil (rice bran/canola or any other): 1 tablespoon
- Pepper: to taste
- Salt: to taste
- Water: 1 litre
In a pressure cooker, add the soaked wheat and water and cook for 30 minutes on medium heat. (Alternately, you can boil the wheat in a pan with enough water, although this may take a little more than an hour.) Drain and reserve the water.
Chop the garlic and ginger and slice the mushrooms.
In a wok, add oil and fry the ginger and garlic on medium heat for about 30 seconds.
Add the mushrooms and stir fry for about 2 minutes or until the mushrooms start to brown.
Add the spinach leaves and cook for a minute.
Add the wheat and about 1 cup of the reserved water (more if you prefer it soupy: adjust salt accordingly), chilli oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
Serve hot. Gobble.
Note: Makes enough for two people or one super hungry person.