Breakfast Quinoa

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Like most whole grains, quinoa is surprisingly filling, but if you need more for breakfast, serve with an egg on the side.

Yield: Serves 4
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 10 Minutes
Total: 22 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 178
  • Fat: 5.5g
  • Saturated fat: 3.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 4.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 30.4g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 89mg
  • Calcium: 22mg

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup sliced banana

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. 2. Place quinoa in a fine sieve, and place the sieve in a large bowl. Cover quinoa with water. Using your hands, rub the grains together for 30 seconds; rinse and drain quinoa. Repeat the procedure twice. Drain well. Combine quinoa, coconut milk, 2 tablespoons water, brown sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Stir mixture constantly during the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  3. 3. While quinoa cooks, spread flaked coconut in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly.
  4. 4. Place about 1/2 cup quinoa mixture in each of 4 bowls. Top each serving with 1/4 cup strawberry slices, 1/4 cup banana slices, and 1 tablespoon toasted coconut. Serve warm.
Note:

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