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Ancient Grains Bowl

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  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This ancient grains bowl is a prebiotic powerhouse! It provides a satisfying and tasty base for both a sweet, fruit-focused porridge and a savory veggie and bean-based breakfast bowl. This recipe has a gluten-free option and is a meal prep favorite. 


Units Scale
  • 1/4 cup oat groats
  • 1/4 cup black rice
  • 1/4 cup farro (or sorghum for gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup millet
  • 1/4 cup barley (or buckwheat groats for gluten-free)
  • 2 1/2 cups water for Instant Pot (or 3 1/2 cups water for stovetop) cooking


Meal prep these grains by putting them into a mason jar. When ready to cook, simply shake the jar to combine, then rinse under cool water with a fine mesh strainer.

Instant Pot

Add rinsed and strained ancient grains to the Instant Pot with water. Set for 20 minutes at high pressure. Allow for natural release. Stir and enjoy!


Add rinsed and strained ancient grains to a medium-large pot with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook on low for 25 minutes with the lid partially covering the pot. After 25 minutes, secure the lid tightly on the pot and turn off the heat. Allow it to sit on the stove for 30 minutes, absorbing the remaining water. Stir and enjoy!

Leftovers / Meal Prep

If you have leftovers or are meal prepping, portion out into individual containers and refrigerate for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 4 months in a freezer-, microwave- and oven-safe container. When you're ready to eat it, reheat the container in the microwave. Alternatively, thaw it on the countertop or in the refrigerator; add a few tablespoons of water to the oven-safe dish and cover it with foil to warm up in the oven at 350 F (177 C) for 10 to 12 minutes. You can also warm it up on the stovetop by adding it to a small pot with a few tablespoons of water; cover it with a lid and warm it over low heat for 5 to 7 minutes. 



  1. measuring cup
  2. 16-ounce mason jars with lids
  3. Instant Pot (or medium pot with lid for stovetop)
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Instant Pot or Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American