Skip to Content

6-grain hot cereal

Serves 14

Medically reviewed on Feb 23, 2017

Dietitian Tip

Make a big batch of this cereal on the weekend and reheat all week. Top with fruit or yogurt to add natural sweetness.


  • 1/2 cup uncooked pearl barley
  • 1/2 cup uncooked red wheat berries
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup uncooked steel cut oats
  • 3 tablespoons uncooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons of flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 quarts water


In a large saucepan, combine the barley, wheat berries, rice, oats, quinoa, flaxseed and salt. Pour water over ingredients, stir and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size1/2 cup
Carbohydrate21 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fiber3 g
Protein4 g
Sodium74 mg
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Total Fat1 g

© 1998-2018 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved. Terms of use