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Coconut Quinoa

Rated as 3.58 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

20 m servings 266 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. 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.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 266 calories; 19 g fat; 20.8 g carbohydrates; 5.7 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 12 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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!

Most helpful critical review

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 t...

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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!

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 add...

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 t...

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...

I made it slightly sweet with coconut milk from the carton, sweetened coconut flakes and a few drops of vanilla extract. It was OK. I think I'll keep working on it.

This recipe came out to bland.

I love this.. So easy to make and quick..

I added a little sugar for sweetness. DELICIOUS!!!

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.