How to Make Sprouted Rice & Quinoa Porridge

by Jason Hodge

I've loved porridge ALL my life! I want to share that love with you! Discover the healthiest way to make this gourmet 'live culture' probiotic-rich porridge & boost your digestive health!


  • 1 Cup Sprouted rice and quinoa blend
  • ΒΌ Cups Shredded coconut
  • 5 Cups Pure water
  • 1 Cup Fermented raw sunflower seeds [or sprouted]
  • β…› Cups Fermented raw cashews [or soaked]
  • 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 Star Anise
  • 2 Teaspoons Fennel seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 Β½ Teaspoons Himalayan pink salt [or to Taste]
  • 6 Tablespoons Palm sugar [adjust for desired sweetness]
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 Stock pot
  • 1 Immersion Blender [Handheld Blender]
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Bamboo Stirring spoon
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    This is, by far, one of the best investments we've made for our health!

    Step 2

    Raw organic sunflower seeds that have been soaking in salinated [salty] water for 36 hours at room temperature.

    Step 3

    Soak and or ferment your cashews first to boost their beneficial bacteria ratio.

    Step 4

    Fill your blender just above the 2/3 mark, or more or less depending on how thick or thin you want your porridge to be.

    Step 5

    We love using palm sugar! Have been using it for over a decade!

    Step 6

    High powered blender to make a thin cream out of the cultured sunflower seeds, cashews, and palm sugar. Add enough water to blend into a thin cream.

    Step 7

    Finished and waiting to be incorporated into cooked rice/quinoa blend.

    Step 8

    Great product if you don't wanna take the time to sprout, soak, or ferment your own. Very tasty and convenient!

    Step 9

    I found this product at Wholefoods Market years ago and have been using it since. Another GREAT coconut supplier is Tropical Traditions! I love their oils as well.

    Step 10

    Fennel seeds These are an awesome way to impart complex flavor, inhibit the growth of the wrong types of bacteria, and support/improve digestion. We go through a HUUUGE amount of it in our cooking!

    Step 11

    I give the porridge 30 - 40 twists for this recipe. This is loaded with a healthy balance of minerals, has been shown to actually support the lowering of blood pressure, and it tastes GREAT!

    Step 12

    Just a shake! Ideally I prefer to toast and grind my own sweet potato pie spice blend, but for time's sake, and user-friendliness, I grabbed a bottle of these from TJ's. I settled this time... πŸ˜‰

    Step 13

    I use three of these. Once the rice/quinoa blend is done I pick out the anise and add them to the blender with the sunflower seeds.

    Step 14

    Just a quick drizzle. [make sure to look at the supplies list] For a richer vanilla experience, use the vanilla bean!

    Step 15

    Simmer covered until soft and water's absorbed. I never measure the liquid I add to the cooking. I go by inches over the grain. Usually 2 to 3 inches for my porridges.

    Step 16

    Add your oil now. This is what I had on-hand, but if I had my druthers, you'd see me holding the Tropical Tradition's brand. VERRRY SMOOTH!

    Step 17

    Turn off the heat. Let stand for 5 - 10 minutes, then stir in coconut oil and add sunflower cream. You want it to be as cool as possible, while still being warm enough to be enjoyable.

    Step 18

    This improves and protects the beneficial microbes ratio, and adds more nutrients and omega fatty acids to the dish.

    Step 19

    Incorporate into blend. LOL!!! Holding a camera and trying to stir the pot is a lot easier said than done! πŸ˜ƒ

    Step 20

    Hand blend until you reach your desired consistency. They really come in handy!

    Step 21

    Get your arm workout on! This porridge has a LOT of great things in it: soluble and insoluble fiber, it's nutrient-dense, & a great balance of proteins, carbs, and beneficial microorganisms!

    Step 22

    Voila! This is where I want it! Now plate! ...or should I say 'Bowl' πŸ˜„

    Step 23

    It's EXCELLENT for digestion! As a matter of fact, this is one of the porridges that even our baby can eat! πŸ˜‹

    Step 24

    Tasty end product...

    Step 25

    With a little more light!

    Step 26

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