When the weather forecast contains terms like “blustery,” “20 below,” and “wind chill advisory” you know it must be January in Minnesota–or November, December, February or March. Any of those months would be a great time to enjoy hot cereal, including this tasty whole-grain recipe:
2 cups cooked wild rice
1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 cup half and half
2 tablespoons dried blueberries
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
1/4 cup roasted cracked hazelnuts
Mix the first three ingredients in a microwavable bowl and heat through. Add the dried fruit and nuts and mix well. Enjoy.
Numerous ways to adapt this recipe come to mind, so go ahead and experiment. Sweeten with honey or brown sugar. Use whatever dried fruit and nuts you have on hand. Brown rice instead of wild rice works, or a combination of the two. But if you deviate too far, you’ll have to change the name since “mahnomin” means wild rice, the Tangled Noodle explains. You can also see the full-fat version of the recipe there.
P.S. I see my sister has posted a recipe today too (along with details of a soon-to-be-released book she’s written a pattern for).