Breakfast is an important meal of the day. It gives you the fuel to begin your day from a grounded and nourished place. A hearty warm breakfast is the perfect antidote to winter’s cold mornings. This particular porridge is heaven in a bowl. I love farina’s smooth texture, though you could swap out farina for cream of wheat, steel cut oats or rolled oats.
1 cup farina (creamy brown rice cereal)
3 cups water
1 small apple, grated
1/4 cup raisins
1 tsp ginger, grated
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp flax seeded, ground
1 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp maple syrup
- This first step is optional, though the extra work will support your digestion and make for creamier porridge. Using a fine mesh strainer, rinse farina until the water runs clear. In a medium pot, soak the farina over night in 3 cups of water.
- When ready to cook, add apple, raisins, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg.
- Bring pot to a boil, then turn heat to a simmer. Stir often so that it doesn’t burn to the bottom of the pot. Cook for 10 minutes or until water has absorbed and farina is soft.
- Pour in to two bowls, garnish with ground flax seeds, ghee and maple syrup.