Quinoa con Leche (Coconut and Pineapple Quinoa Pudding)

    Quinoa con Leche (Coconut and Pineapple Quinoa Pudding)
    Peru Delights

    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!

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    Ingredients
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    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
    Step 1
    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).
    Step 2
    Lower the heat. Add sweetened condensed milk, coconut milk, and continue cooking, stirring every now and then. It should have a creamy consistency.
    Step 3
    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.
    Step 4
    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.
    Step 5
    To serve: In wine, champagne or martini glasses, pour a little quinoa, followed ve tablespoon of pineapple, and keep making layers.
    Step 6
    Finish with pineapple and garnish with squares of fresh coconut. Serve at once.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 
    1 wine, champagne, or martini glass
    Serving Per Recipe: 
    8
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    65 mins
    Prep Time: 
    20 mins
    Cook Time: 
    45 mins
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