Coconut Quinoa

by inspiredrd on May 12, 2011

Tired of serving plain old rice with your meals?  Why not try quinoa?  Quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah”) is an ancient seed that packs a nutritional punch of protein, fiber and potassium.  It cooks up in only 15 minutes, making it a perfect side dish for busy families.  

Quinoa is perfect in soups, or as a base for a cold salad too.  I actually have a quinoa salad recipe that you will want to take to all of your summer potlucks.  Recipe coming soon.
In the meantime, this is how I cooked my red quinoa a few nights ago to go with our apple-butter lamb filets.  Adding some coconut milk was a wonderful flavor compliment to the cinnamon in the apple butter.
Simply take one cup of water,

and one cup of coconut milk.

Pour liquid in a small pot along with 1 cup of quinoa.  Bring to a boil, stir, then place the lid on top and lower heat to a simmer.  Simmer for 15 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.  Fluff with a fork and serve.

How do you like your quinoa?

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  • Angela DeSoto

    I'm excited (and think it's a little cute) that John posted this link to my fb page :). I'm excited to try it! I love quinoa, and just the other day made quinoa burgers. They turned out well, but will make some changes for next time.
    I have a question..I know you've mentioned before that you buy the prerinsed version, and I buy it in bulk at Sunflower, so I have to rinse it myself. What would do you suggest the best rinsing approach is? I always have a hard time with this!
    Thanks Alysa!

  • Alysa

    Angela, I so agree that it was cute of John to post this to your FB page :) For rinsing…do you have a fine mesh sieve? That's the only thing that has worked for me.

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