Quinoa, native to South America, is a "pseudo-grain"--actually a gluten-free seed. It's nutrient-rich and was honored as a sacred crop by the ancient Incas. Quinoa is a good source of iron and high quality protein, 14 g of protein in 1/2 cup. Use it in any recipe calling for whole grains.
Pineapple Coconut Quinoa is sure to blow your hair back, especially if you pair it with my Harvest Curry. Plus, if you make a double batch, you can have most of the work for your entree done for your next dinner. What? Yep, so stay tuned for my next recipe post, right here on WOTV4Women.com.
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Pineapple Coconut Quinoa
Makes 4-6 servings
4 1/4 C Water, purified
3 C Quinoa
1 C Pineapple, cubed
1 14 oz Can coconut milk, shake can well before opening
1 T Turmeric
1/2 t Sea salt
2 Cinnamon sticks
2 Chilies, dried
Bring water to a boil in a stock pot with a tight fitting lid. Add the quinoa, pineapple, coconut milk turmeric, salt, cinnamon and chilies and stir to incorporate all ingredients. Return to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff, cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
Recipe Twist: Add a 1/2 C of raisons to this recipe after quinoa has cooled, then pop it in the refrigerator to enjoy as as a chilled salad. Great for bridal showers!
All ingredients and wine are available at D&W Fresh Market.
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Copyright Margaux Drake
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