IntroductionQuinoa is a delicious and healthful ingredient to add to your recipes. Why not give it a shot as the first meal of the day? Quinoa is a delicious and healthful ingredient to add to your recipes. Why not give it a shot as the first meal of the day?
1.5 cups quinoa (dry)
1/2 cup coconut milk (mine had 60 calories per 4T)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
cinnamon, to taste
2T honey or agave (optional, included in calories)
6 drops stevia (optional; with or in place of honey)
1/2 cup milk (I used unsweetened original almond milk, 40 calories per cup)
Soaking allows the quinoa to absorb water, greatly reducing your cooking time and liquid required. Rinsing the quinoa after you soak it helps to remove pesticides. If you have time you could soak your quinoa during the day, rinse it off, and leave it in a strainer overnight to sprout for extra nutrients!
Rinse off quinoa and put it in a pot with the rest of your ingredients. Turn your stove to high and allow the mixture to boil.
Turn the heat to low, cover, and let cook for 10 minutes. If the liquid is absorbed you can eat this as-is. At this point the quinoa will be soft yet "pop" in your mouth.
I like to think of this recipe more like rice pudding; the longer you cook it, the better you get. Add milk or milk-alternative. Continue to simmer over medium-low heat, adding water until it is absorbed and desired texture is reached.
Serve with fruit mixed in or with a smoothie on the side.
This could be made in your slow cooker the night before! Keep on a low setting. Liquid should be double the amount of quinoa (3 cups for this recipe).
Serving Size: Serves 6.
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ACYCLINGMIND.