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Garlic Quinoa Grits

A flavorful, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food breakfast.

Just when you thought I had shown you every possible variation of this Southern breakfast staple…here I am again! The garlic flavor in these grits is so perfect, and the quinoa adds a really nice texture along with a lot of nutrition. I can’t wait to make this recipe for my friends!

A flavorful, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food breakfast.

Garlic Quinoa Grits
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 c. water
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 3 T. quinoa
  • 3 T. grits
  • ½ t. salt
  • ¼ t. pepper
  • ½ T. butter or vegan butter substitute
  • 1 T. parmesan cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. Bring the water and milk to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Add the whole garlic clove and the quinoa, reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the little quinoa grains uncoil.
  3. Add in the grits, salt, and pepper and let simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is thick.
  4. Remove the whole garlic clove from the mixture and discard.
  5. Stir in the butter and parmesan cheese, if using.
  6. Serve hot!

A flavorful, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food breakfast.

The parmesan cheese adds a nice flavor (cheddar would be soooo good in this too), but you can certainly leave it out for a vegan breakfast dish. This is the kind of thing that is perfect for a chilly fall or winter morning.

A flavorful, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food breakfast.

We’re off to have Sunday supper at my parent’s house! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.

-Lauren

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