Coconut Quinoa


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 2 cups coconut milk

  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut (Optional)

  • salt to taste


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
19g Fat
21g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 336mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.