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Mixed Grain and Wild Rice Cereal Recipe

My husband and I love this flavorful cereal so much that I often prepare a large batch on weekends. Then on hurried weekday mornings, I simply reheat it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour 40 min. YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Honey, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine 2 cups water and wild rice; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes; drain. Place in a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Add the barley, oats, raisins, dates, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and remaining water.
  • 2. Cover and bake at 375° for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until grains are tender, stirring occasionally. Serve with honey if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 188 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.