Quinoa is a high-protein grain native to South America. You can find it in most health food stores and some grocery stores. This is a simple, delicious vegan recipe full of plump raisins, and sweetened with apple juice. Serve with berries, sliced bananas and maple syrup.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place quinoa in a sieve and rinse thoroughly. Allow to drain, then place quinoa in a medium saucepan with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover pan with lid, lower heat, and allow to simmer until all water is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.

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  • Mix in apple juice, raisins, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt. Cover pan and allow to simmer for 15 minutes longer. Stir in vanilla extract. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 42.6g 14% DV; fat 1.9g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 8.4mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2005
OK, I am going to try this tomorrow for breakfast, but I wanted to say, quinoa has an acidic coating on it naturally. This must be rinsed off, or the quinoa will have a bitter taste. I suggesst soaking or rinsing the quinoa for about 15 minutes before using. If you soak the grain, then you can simply rinse well before cooking. I think this is probably the problem and not the apple juice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2008
This was good although too "lemony" for my taste. I'll make it again (with much less lemon juice) and add some brown sugar for a great breakfast. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2005
OK, I am going to try this tomorrow for breakfast, but I wanted to say, quinoa has an acidic coating on it naturally. This must be rinsed off, or the quinoa will have a bitter taste. I suggesst soaking or rinsing the quinoa for about 15 minutes before using. If you soak the grain, then you can simply rinse well before cooking. I think this is probably the problem and not the apple juice. Read More
(266)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
Easy to make yummy and you can play with it -- use soy or rice milk for the apple juice throw in nuts (once cooked or else they get soft) dried or cut-up fresh fruit... Quinoa looks a bit wacky when it cooks because each grain has a curled string attached to it. It has a great kinda nutty flavour though =) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2008
Quinoa is one of my favorite foods... it's so versatile. I didn't have apple juice so I substituted orange juice. Also didn't have raisins so I substituted dried cranberries. I was spectacular! I think that I will try dried blueberries or cherries next time. Wonderful and versatile recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2004
This is my first time trying anything made with quinoa and I was pleasantly surprised. From the sugestions of others I substituted vanilla soy milk and also added chopped apples. Also added 1 tsp almond extract and 1 tsp raw sugar. I can see this as a hot breakfast in the morning:) Has a natural nutty sweetness to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2006
I made this with all rice milk omitted the apple juice vanilla lemon juice salt and water. i added splenda raisins and dried apricots. it took an extra 10 minutes to cook but tasted delicious!!! I will def make it again perhaps with bits of apple added in too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2006
Quite nice! Not too sweet and had a really interesting texture. This was my first time trying quinoa and I'm very impressed. Will definitely make this again perhaps with more cinnamon and vanilla for a more "comfort food" taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2007
This was really good. As others have said it was tart so I added soy milk and some maple syrup to sweeten it. I also always serve rice pudding cold with maple syrup on top so that is what I did here. Again the maple syrup counteracted the sour taste of the raisins and lemon juice. I did feel that there were too many raisins so next time I will cut them by half. I will also try substituting soy milk for the apple juice and subbing 1/4 cup apple juice for the lemon juice. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2008
This was good although too "lemony" for my taste. I'll make it again (with much less lemon juice) and add some brown sugar for a great breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2010
Very nice flavor and quinoa is so healthy! I added a bit of milk and honey right before serving. Will definitely make again. Read More
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