With that being said, I broke out my quinoa recipe book, and, at the advice of a friend who had made it, set about making myself some Pina Colada Quinoa. This tasty treat can be eaten as breakfast, as a nice snack during the day, for lunch, or a little later after supper, when you just want something a little sweet to sink your teeth into. Whenever it strikes your fancy actually :) It can be eaten hot or cold, however I prefer cold and allowed my little dishes to cool off in the fridge before indulging myself.
Pina Colada Quinoa
1 cup quinoa
One 14 oz (398 mL) can light coconut milk
One 14oz (398 mL) can crushed pineapple
1 Tbsp brown sugar (I used agave nectar)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, bring the quinoa and coconut milk to a boil.
Cover, reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat
and leave the covered saucepan on the burner for an additional 6 minutes.
Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice
(I only had chunked pineapple, so I used my magic bullet to mulch it up a bit)
Stir 1/2 cup of the juice into the saucepan. Add the sugar and vanilla and mix well.
(I didn't measure my agave nectar, I just added what I thought looked right :) )
(vanilla and agave nectar)
Stir crushed pineapple into the mixture and serve. Store in the refrigerator
in a sealed container for up to 2 days.
(made 4 small dishes)
I garnished with the raspberries and it was delicious!
till next time.