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Grain Recipes

By: Ron Lagerquist

Curry Dish 

Can use oatmeal, quinoa, or rice
Serves 2

2 cups of water
1 onion
1 cup of oatmeal
1 red pepper
1/2 tsp. curry
1 celery, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp. of salt-free Spike

Cook grain, then add spice and vegetables 5 minutes before finished cooking. Make curried quinoa or rice in the same way.


Porridge Perfecto

1 cup oats
2 cups water
pinch sea salt
1/2 cup Tompson’s raisins
pinch cinnamon
sprinkle of Sucanat

Soak whole natural oats overnight. Cook for 5 minutes or until desired consistency. If you forget to presoak your oats, cook them for 25 minutes. The key to unburned perfect porridge is a thick heavy iron pot and keeping the stove on the lowest setting. After boiling, cover with a tight fitting lid. Cook raisins, dates or any dried fruit or sliced apples with oats to soften them. You can add a mixture of powdered sesame or sunflower seeds, mixed with Sucanat. Oatmeal is a good health breakfast that will stay with you throughout the day. It has a light flavor that will not be overbearing to sleepy taste buds. Pennies per serving, it is a healthy alternative to Captain Crunch or Fruit Loops which is much more expensive and far less nutritious.


Fabulous Flat Jacks

2 cups stone ground whole wheat flour
3 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. molasses
1/4 cup Sucanat
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix in water to desired consistency. The thicker the batter the higher the pancake. Fry in non-stick pan until golden brown.


Lumpless Oat Bran

1 1/4 cups oat bran
5 cups water
pinch sea salt
1 apple, sliced
pinch cinnamon
sprinkle, Sucanat
handful Thompson’s raisins

There is a trick to producing a creamy lump-free oat bran. Once you have achieved this skill, you will produce a breakfast that is unparalleled in flavor and health. Allow water to come to a brisk boil, add oat bran slowly while whisking vigorously. Stir continuously at low heat. Then let stand for five minutes. If you have a lumpy mass, you can redeem yourself by throwing it into a food processor for 30 seconds. Your family will never know the difference. This breakfast cereal is filled with digestible fiber which has recently been discovered to lower blood cholesterol while increasing regularity. My daughter came up with the idea of adding slices of apple to her oat bran and she loves it.


Quinoa Fun Fruit Dessert 

Serves 3

1 cup quinoa
4 or 5 chopped dates
2 cups grape juice
1/2 cup of raisins

Cook mixture together. Serve hot or cold. Sliced frozen banana can be added just before serving.

Veggie Pita

pita bread
various veggies

In whole wheat pita bread place sprouts, avocado slices, onions, lettuce and tomatoes. Use avocado dressing of salsa sauce to cover the veggie mixture. Keep napkins handy, it's a mess to eat but a delicious one.

Related Article: Healthy Whole Grain Foods

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