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    Five Grain Hot Cereal

    Five Grain Hot Cereal. Photo by Sharon123

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    20 mins

    15 mins

    5 mins

    Sharon123's Note:

    I love whole grain cereals! This is a hearty and healthy way to start the morning. I got this off the internet and changed it a bit.

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    1. 1
      You need a blender(or food processor, or better yet, a coffee grinder) to make this recipe.
    2. 2
      Get out your coffee grinder.
    3. 3
      Measure the dry oatmeal into it.
    4. 4
      Whirl the oatmeal until it is powdery, like flour.
    5. 5
      Dump the oatmeal into a mixing bowl.
    6. 6
      Measure the barley into the blender.
    7. 7
      Process it until powdery.
    8. 8
      Dump it into the bowl with the oatmeal.
    9. 9
      Measure the brown rice into the blender.
    10. 10
      Process it until powdery.
    11. 11
      The rice will take longer processing than the oatmeal or barley.
    12. 12
      It will be a tiny bit coarser after blending too, that is alright.
    13. 13
      When it is as powdery as you can get it, dump it into the bowl with the other grains.
    14. 14
      Add the whole wheat flour and the cornmeal, along with the sesame seeds, is using.
    15. 15
      Stir the mixture up to combine it thoroughly.
    16. 16
      Transfer the mixture to a resealable container and label.
    17. 17
      Store on the pantry shelf.
    18. 18
      Makes 3 1/4 cups.
    19. 19
      To Cook: 1/3 cup 5 Grain Cereal, 1 cup cold tap water, Dash Salt, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar(or 1 tbls. honey).
    20. 20
      In a small saucepan combine the cereal and cold water.
    21. 21
      You use cold water because it prevents lumps.
    22. 22
      Add the salt and brown sugar.
    23. 23
      Bring to a boil over high heat.
    24. 24
      Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes.
    25. 25
      Serve with milk.
    26. 26
      Makes 1 serving.
    27. 27
      To make 4 servings, use 1 cup of 5 Grain Cereal, 3 cups of cold tap water, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/3 cup brown sugar.
    28. 28
      This is a very healthy and hearty way to start the morning.
    29. 29
      I like this cereal much better than most other mixed grain cereals I have tried.
    30. 30
      The rice gives the cooked cereal a nice chewy texture which contrasts nicely with the smoothness of the whole wheat flour and cornmeal.
    31. 31
      If you don't have quick barley, you can replace it with more oatmeal, or even wheat germ, or wheat bran.
    32. 32
      I've also thought that Rye Flour might make a nice addition, although I have never tried it.
    33. 33
      This cereal is an excellent source of B vitamins and fiber.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 14, 2011


      Very good. I made this up to take on a camping trip. I can't wait to try some of the alternatives. I used steel-cut oatmeal for the whole oats and I add in a different combination of dried fruits and nuts each time I make it. I used honey instead of sugar. Thanks for the new addition to my cookbook!

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    • on January 11, 2013


      I really liked this recipe, it is a great idea and very healthy. I think many different grains could be used this way as substitutes, I used semolina in place of barley (because I had run out of it) and next time I want to try some burghul as well. I boiled it with 1 cup of milk instead of water and added abit of extra water later when it needed some more liquid, I also added cinamon and rosewater while cooking (cardamom would be good also). I kept mixing it with a beater to avoid lumps.

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    • on August 23, 2011


      Kids loved it!! My 4 kids gobbled this down, which really surprised me because the oldest usually hates hot cereal. Mine came out a little chunky, maybe I'll grind the rice longer next time, but all loved it still. I also used the Vitamix, grinds so fast. My in-laws were here when I made it and my Mother-in-law called me the following week for the recipe. I was happy to find a cereal with barley as my husband has high cholesterol and slightly raised sugar levels. Great with cinnamon, brown sugar, a splash of milk, and a drizzle of honey... reminiscent of rice pudding....Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Five Grain Hot Cereal

    Serving Size: 1 (422 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 430.6
    Calories from Fat 38
    Total Fat 4.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 13.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 87.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.7 g
    Sugars 0.9 g
    Protein 13.0 g

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