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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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