Pistachio Dukkah Multigrain Porridge

Packed with four different grains, cooked low and slow with luscious pistachio milk, this multigrain porridge delivers flavor, texture, and nutrients! Whether you make it savory or sweet, this easy-to-make porridge is the perfect cozy meal to keep you satisfied, energized, and feeling great.

The Difference Between Porridge and Oatmeal

Oatmeal is great but simply a boring type of porridge. Porridge is usually a grain or combination of grains/cereals, cooked in water or milk to create a warm, creamy consistency. This dish is very popular worldwide, and there are SO many variations:

  • Polenta from Northern Italy
  • Kayu in Japan
  • Kasha in Russia
  • Bubur ayam is an Indonesian version
  • Upma for an Indian version
  • Grits from the South of America
  • Mămăligă is a traditional Romanian version
  • Arroz caldo in the Philippines
  • Pirão in Brazil

And SO many other different types exist that it makes sense I would create my own version. This porridge base is perfect to prepare in advance and flavor as you desire, depending on what you’re creating or trying to use up in your fridge.

Pistachio Multigrain Mix Porridge Ingredients

  • Rolled Oats: Filled with soluble fiber, naturally gluten-free, and iron-rich, as well as numerous antioxidants such as vitamin E (tocopherols), phytic acid, phenolic compounds, and avenanthramides.
  • Bulgur: High fiber and filled with iron, folate, vitamin B6, niacin, manganese, and magnesium. If you want to make this completely gluten-free, then I suggest replacing quinoa, amaranth, or millet with bulgur.
  • Basmati Rice: Rich in nutrients such as folate, thiamine, selenium, and much more! Almost any rice would work well though to substitute except arborio.
  • Farro: A chewier grain that is a great source of fiber, protein, and micronutrients such as iron and magnesium. To keep things gluten-free, you could substitute with more rice or buckwheat groats.
  • Milk: You could use regular dairy milk; it’s very rich in protein and so many nutrients, but my current favorite dairy-free milk at the moment is pistachio, and I love the brand Tache.
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Pistachio Dukkah Multigrain Porridge


Ingredients

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Multigrain Mix

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup bulgur
  • 1/4 cup basmati rice
  • 1/4 cup farro
  • 22.5 cups milk

Pistachio Dukkah

  • 1/3 cup roasted pistachios. finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon aleppo pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. In a small jar combine all the dukkah ingredients
  2. To a sauce, pot add the porridge mix and milk of choice and simmer on low heat until all the grains are cooked and most of the liquid is absorbed. Start with 2 cups of liquid, taste to see if the grains are cooked once absorbed, and keep adding more milk and simmer until the grains are all al dente.
  3. Serve in a bowl with more milk poured on top if desired and your choice of toppings!

VARIATIONS

Pumpkin and Roasted Squash

  • add 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree to a 1/2 cup of the prepared porridge mix and top with extra milk and roasted squash.

Umami Mushroom

  • add sauteed mushrooms and extra seating such as balsamic, miso, sesame oil, soy, green onions, etc. for a more umami flavor.

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