Quinoa Rice Breakfast (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by UmmBinat

A yummy gluten, dairy, corn, egg, yeast, soy, and nut free breakfast. My toddler loves this too.

Top Review by mersaydees

This was such a nice change for breakfast. I had never rinsed quinoa before and my package had recipes that didn't suggest it, but I tried it anyway and would do it again for this recipe. My local grocer doesn't carry cream of brown rice cereal so I used cream of rice cereal. The pinch of saffron was a delight to the eye as well as the palate. I look forward to making this again. Thanks, UmmBinat! Made for Veggie/NA*ME tag game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash quinoa in a sieve thoroughly by rubbing it between your fingers. (This takes away any of its bitter taste).
  2. Drain well.
  3. Heat a small pot on med-high and dry toast the quinoa until lightly browned. Watching carefully.
  4. Add water, ground cardamom and saffron.
  5. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to med-low.
  6. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes until cooked (When quinoas tails show).
  7. There still should be some liquid in the pot if not add an additional 1/4 cup water and mix.
  8. Gradually add the rice cereal a little at a time (This is important). Stir after each addition until thoroughly combined.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in honey.
  10. Serve as is or with rice milk.
  11. Enjoy.

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