Coconut Quinoa Pudding

Thursday , 23, January 2014 Leave a comment

Coconut Quinoa Pudding

Quinoa for dessert? Spectacular šŸ™‚

Coconut…Orange…Vanilla & Cinnamon add amazing flavor to this twist on Rice Pudding.

Ingredients:

For Quinoa & Coconut Topping:

  • 1 cup Quinoa… rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups Coconut Milk….from the dairy case
  • 1/2 cup sweetened Coconut
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

To pull itĀ together:

  • 2 cups Coconut MilkĀ  ( total of 4 cups )
  • 1/3 cup Semolina
  • 1 tbsp. Cornstarch
  • Salt…just a pinch
  • 2/3 cups Sugar… divided
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 cup sweetened CoconutĀ  ( total of 1 1/2 cups )
  • 1 tbsp.Ā fresh Orange Zest
  • Juice of one Orange
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • Raisins…optional
  • Cooked Quinoa ( from above recipe )
  • Coconut Cinnamon topping

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 350Ā° F
  • In a medium saucepan combine Quinoa andĀ 2 cups Coconut Milk.
  • Bring to a boil.. cover..reduceĀ heat… simmer about 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed.. set aside.
  • Spread Coconut on a baking sheet and place inĀ oven.
  • Stir occasionally until Coconut starts to slightly brown about 5- 8 minutes
  • Place CoconutĀ in a small bowl.. stir in Cinnamon.. set bowl aside
  • Whisk Semolina, Cornstarch, 1/3 cup Sugar and pinch of Salt in a small mixing bowl.. set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan,Ā  slowly heatĀ remaining 2 cupsĀ Coconut Milk to boiling….keep an eye on it šŸ˜‰
  • Beat Eggs with an electric mixer.. add remaining 1/3 cup Sugar.. continue beating until thick and a little fluffy
  • Once Milk comes up to a boil.. whisk in Semolina mixture
  • Stirring until mixture thickens and just starts to boil again. Remove fromĀ heat and let standĀ for about 2 minutes.
  • Stir Egg mixture, cooked Quinoa, Orange Zest, Orange Juice,Ā  1 cup Coconut, Vanilla and Raisins if you’re adding them.. into Semolina.
  • Pour into a greased 8 x 11-inch baking pan.. Bake 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Serve warm in dessert dishes topped with Cinnamon Coconut topping.

Delicious recipe courtesy of Food 52

Coconut Quinoa Pudding

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