Quinoa Pudding with Coconut and Pineapple
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
  • 1 cup quinoa, washed
  • 2½ cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cloves
  • 4 allspice berries
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups pineapple, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Coconut meat, cut in slices (optional)
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook quinoa with water, cinnamon stick, cloves, and salt, until quinoa is very soft and the water has evaporated (around 15-20 minutes since the water boils).
  2. 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 ground cinnamon, let cool, and put in the fridge -covered- until ready to serve.
  3. To cook the pineapple:
  4. In a small skillet over high heat, cook pineapple, cinnamon stick, and sugar. Add ½ cup water. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until everything is sirupy and looks cooked. Turn off the heat. Reserve the pineapple.
  5. To serve:
  6. In wine, champagne or martini glasses, pour a little quinoa, then a tablespoon of pineapple, and keep making layers. Finish with pineapple and garnish with slices of fresh coconut.
  7. Serve at once or keep refrigerated.
Recipe by PERU DELIGHTS at http://perudelights.com/quinoa-pudding-with-coconut-and-pineapple/