Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New for me cooking - Quinoa pudding

Another new-for-me dish and ingredient, quinoa pudding with cranberry compote, which I ate for breakfast on the weekend.

Sweet, kind of like rice pudding, really. You could eat this for dessert. Rating: Three thumbs up, one down (son, an adventurous eater, but not into this). A nice introduction to quinoa.

Quinoa pudding

200g quinoa

2 cups milk

1 cinnamon quill

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbs maple syrup

1/2 cup raisins

Rinse quinoa and place in a saucepan with 500mL water. Bring to boil and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until or the water has evaporated.

Add the remaining ingredients, bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for anout 20 minutes or so, until thick.

Serve with natural yogurt and cranberry compote (below):

Cranberry compote : Place dried cranberries, 1/4 cup caster sugar, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or so, until the liquid is thick and syrupy.


africanaussie said...

I have just discovered quinoa and loved it - mmm must try this over the weekend.

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Must confess I bought a bag of quinoa some months ago and have not yet used it, but this recipe looks pretty good, maybe I'll finally get to use some of it! Thanks.