• Prep Time
    20 Mins
  • Cook Time
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  • Total Time
    20 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 8
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    Quinoa con Leche (Coconut and Pineapple Quinoa Pudding)

    Quinoa con Leche (Coconut and Pineapple Quinoa Pudding)

    Quinoa is so versatile that it can be prepared as a dessert too - such as Quinoa con Leche (Coconut and Pineapple Quinoa Pudding). This sweet dish has a different texture than what most are used to, but it is delicious and a very healthy alternative to rice. Enjoy!


    Ingredients
    1
    cup
    quinoa, washed
    2 1/2
    cups
    water
    2
    cinnamon sticks
    3
    cloves
    1
    lemon peel
    1
    pinch
    salt
    1
    can
    sweetened condensed milk
    1
    can
    coconut milk
    2
    cups
    pineapple, chopped
    2
    tablespoons
    butter
    2
    tablespoons
    sugar
    1/2
    teaspoon
    powdered cinnamon
    *
    coconut meat, cut in small squares (optional)
    Directions
    In a saucepan over medium-high heat, cook quinoa with water, cinnamon stick, cloves, lemon peel, and salt, until quinoa is very soft and the water has evaporated (around 15-20 minutes since the water boils).
    Lower the heat. Add sweetened condensed milk, coconut milk, and continue cooking, stirring every now and then. It should have a creamy consistency.
    Turn off the heat, transfer the cooked quinoa to a container, sprinkle with powdered cinnamon, let cool, and put in the fridge - covered - until ready to serve.
    To cook the pineapple: in a sautée pan over high heat, melt the butter, add pineapple, cinnamon stick, and sugar. Cook for 5 minutes or until everything is juicy and looks cooked. Turn off the heat. Reserve the pineapple.
    To serve: In wine, champagne or martini glasses, pour a little quinoa, followed ve tablespoon of pineapple, and keep making layers.
    Finish with pineapple and garnish with squares of fresh coconut. Serve at once.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 8
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