Mixed Grain & Wild Rice Cereal

  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup wild rice
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats (Irish oatmeal)
  • 1/2 cup #3 coarse Bulgur Wheat
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Simmer 2 cups water and wild rice in small saucepan 20 minutes; drain.
  3. Butter a 2 1/2 quart ovenproof dish with cooking spray. In prepared dish, mix wild rice with remaining 6 cups water. Stir in all remaining ingredients. Cover loosely with foil and bake until grains are tender, water is absorbed and cereal is creamy, stirring occasionally (about 1 1/2 hours).