Mid-winter is perfect porridge season. And as you all know, I love me some hot mush – like Earl Grey Oatmeal or Thai Rice Porridge. This newest creation is just as delightful, with hints of spring that are just enough to tease of the coming green . . . a few months down the road. The fresh mint is key here. Luckily, I brought my little bush indoors for fall, and it’s managed (just barely!) to keep on kickin’!
Peppermint Porridge For One
1 cup water
1/2 cup cereal (I think a finer mush, like oat bran or cream of wheat or farina, works best here – but oats will do as well)
a few sprigs of peppermint
Assorted add-ons, like alt milk of choice and brown or cane sugar / maple or agave syrup.
In a small sauce pan, mix cereal and water and bring the to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened and ready, about 3-5 minutes. You may want to stir a few times to prevent sticking.
While the cereal is cooking remove the peppermint leaves and dice them. Stir the peppermint into the finished cereal, just before serving. Top with your favorite alt milk and sweetener (I like hazelnut milk and agave in this one).
Enjoy while appreciating the rain, and dreaming of the spring!