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With this one, you really get to have your dessert and eat it too! Quinoa is extremely healthy: "Nutritionally, quinoa might be considered a supergrain--although it is not really a grain, but the seed of a leafy plant that's distantly related to spinach. Quinoa has excellent reserves of protein, and unlike other grains, is not missing the amino acid lysine, so the protein is more complete (a trait it shares with other "non-true" grains such as buckwheat and amaranth). The World Health Organization has rated the quality of protein in quinoa at least equivalent to that in milk. Quinoa offers more iron than other grains and contains high levels of potassium and riboflavin, as well as other B vitamins: B6, niacin, and thiamin. It is also a good source of magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese, and has some folate (folic acid)." (www.WholeHealthMD.com) Recipe from Eden Organics.
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 2 1⁄2 cups soymilk
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon tahini sesame butter
- 2 tablespoons barley malt syrup or 2 tablespoons maple syrup or 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons kudzu or 2 tablespoons arrowroot, dissolved in
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg, Freshly grated or 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- fruit or nuts, to serve
- Mix quinoa, soymilk and salt together in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add sesame butter and barley malt and mix well.
- Add kudzu or arrowroot and stir constantly until mixture thickens.
- Add vanilla and spices.
- Top with your choice of nuts or fruit. Delicious warm or chilled.
Like another reviewer, I tried to sub peanut butter for the tahini, but next time it will be worth getting the right stuff. I added the honey, then a bit more Splenda to sweeten this more for the kids and my husband. I quite enjoyed this, and my 2 year old gobbled up a ton of it, but the boys in the family didn't care for the quinoa itself. My husband doesn't like the "earthy" grain flavor, so I might toast it next time I try this. Thanks for sharing, as I'm trying to find different uses for the impulse bag of quinoa I picked up with no idea how to use it!
This was a yummy treat. I used peanut butter instead of tahini, and I used the honey option. Like a previous reviewer, I found it unnecessary to add kudzu or arrowroot. After tasting, I added a LOT more honey and cinnamon to give it the flavor I wanted. I normally don't like things too sweet, but the quinoa has a very distinct taste that I think calls for a lot more sweetness to balance it out. After I got it how I wanted it, I found it to be a delightful alternative to rice pudding. And I never would have thought of it on my own (although I love quinoa), so thank you for posting.
This is so good! I love the nutty taste of quinoa and it worked great in a pudding. I love rice pudding, but I hardly ever make it because it's so unhealthy what with the cream and sugar. I used 1% cow's milk and found I didn't really need the thickener, but I used it anyway. I didn't change anything else. It tastes so healthy yet so satisfying, I ate it for breakfast a couple of times. Thanks for the awesome recipe!