Vanilla Quinoa Pudding
This is a cross between rice pudding and tapioca, with more protein than either. The quinoa (pronounced "keen-wah") seed is a plant-based food that supplies you with all nine essential amino acids.MORE+LESS-
cups whole milk (works well with soy or nut milk for a vegan version)
tablespoons vanilla extract
Rinse quinoa thoroughly to remove any residual resins that might still be on the seeds. Otherwise, the quinoa can be quite bitter.
Mix milk, vanilla, maple syrup and salt in a saucepan and set on simmer.
Add quinoa and cook for 30 minutes, stirring frequently (but not constantly). Once thickened, remove from heat and allow to cool.
Serve warm, or refrigerate.
- Top with your choice of delicious tidbits such as berries, dried fruit, nuts, nutmeg, brown sugar, etc.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
- By this point, you are no stranger to the brilliance that is quinoa. If you’re still learning your way around the versatility of quinoa, you can brush up on the basics with our how to cook quinoa tutorial. But if you’re already quite familiar with using quinoa in savory dishes, you are now ready to venture into uncharted quinoa territory: sweets. To begin, forget everything you thought you knew about cooking with quinoa and open yourself up to this little seed’s dessert potential. Quinoa’s ability to soak up the sweet, creamy mixture of milk, vanilla and maple syrup lends itself to a luscious quinoa pudding consistency. Try it once and you’ll be hooked for life; it’s a healthy(ish) snack or guilt-free dessert you can enjoy guilt-free.