A nice change from plain old grains. Quinoa has become a staple in our home because it only takes about 15 minutes to cook as opposed to 45 minutes for brown rice. I use canned coconut milk or coconut milk from the carton interchangeably. However, the coconut milk from the carton is sweetened, which my family likes but might not be right with some main dishes.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 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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  • Bring quinoa, coconut milk, and flaked coconut to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes; season with salt.

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Nutrition Facts

266 calories; protein 5.7g 11% DV; carbohydrates 20.8g 7% DV; fat 19g 29% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 11.9mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2014
I followed the recipe and it's good... I added some honey and cream (as if it weren't rich enough!) and ate it like oatmeal... Not exactly what I thought I'd be eating for DINNER... LOL... I added some Braggs Soy Protein to the leftovers and it was YUMMY!... I'm new to quinoa, so this was an experiment... I'm having fun! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2013
Made this recipe as written but ended up modifying it because it was just too plain for my taste (I expected it to be a bit on the sweeter side). I added a bit of cinnamon some raisins and a touch of brown sugar and liked it much better that way. Overall good idea/twist to the typical way of cooking quinoa ( v ) Read More
(6)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2014
I followed the recipe and it's good... I added some honey and cream (as if it weren't rich enough!) and ate it like oatmeal... Not exactly what I thought I'd be eating for DINNER... LOL... I added some Braggs Soy Protein to the leftovers and it was YUMMY!... I'm new to quinoa, so this was an experiment... I'm having fun! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2013
I used Almond Breeze Coconut Almond Milk to significantly lower the fat and calories of this recipe and served it as simple side dish to sauteed shrimp. Quite tasty! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2013
Made this recipe as written but ended up modifying it because it was just too plain for my taste (I expected it to be a bit on the sweeter side). I added a bit of cinnamon some raisins and a touch of brown sugar and liked it much better that way. Overall good idea/twist to the typical way of cooking quinoa ( v ) Read More
(6)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2014
I added crushed pineapple for more flavor. I typically make coconut rice but happened to be dealing with quinoa today! I am serving with Hawaiian pork. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/28/2014
Blah. I followed directions exactly and this turned out to be goopy and inedible. I love quinoa and coconut (separately I learned) so that's not the problem. I think the liquid of the coconut milk is just too thick and despite cooking at the directed temp it had a slightly burnt taste. I will not make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2018
I increased the coconut flakes to a cup and added a can of pineapple tidbits. Very light and summery! I loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2016
I love this.. So easy to make and quick.. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2014
I added a little sugar for sweetness. DELICIOUS!!! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
08/15/2019
It was thick and goopy. I used canned coconut milk which is thick. Read More