Total Time
1hr 32mins
Prep 2 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

from http://canelaycomino.blogspot.com/2008/03/tropical-dessert.html

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 591.47 ml milk (can use lowfat)
  • 236.59 ml coconut milk (can use lowfat)
  • 177.44 ml quinoa, sorted and rinsed (can be substituted with rice or barley)
  • 118.29 ml sugar, divided
  • 1.23 ml salt
  • toasted coconut (to garnish)

Directions

  1. In the top of a double boiler set over hot water, combine milk, coconut milk, quinoa, 1/4 cup of sugar and salt.
  2. Simmer until the quinoa is tender and most of the milk has been absorbed, about 1 1/2 hours; stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the remaining sugar and set aside to cool.
  4. Just before serving, garnish with shaved coconut.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was sooo good! I don't have a double boiler so I had to set a big metal bowl inside a saucepan of boiling water but it still turned out great! I subsituted splenda for the sugar and found that even without adding the second 1/4 cup at the end it was a little too sweet for me. Next time I might try 1/8 cup of sugar/splenda while cooking and then test it at the end before adding any more. Thanks for a great recipe!