Recipe by Roosie
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.
Top Review by Queen Roachie
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!
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.