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If you like rice pudding, you'll like quinoa pudding. Most Americans don't think of quinoa for sweet dishes, but Peruvians use it like rice to make sweetened puddings and custards. Here's a light and creamy quinoa pudding that exudes aromas of orange, cinnamon, anise, and coconut. Like rice pudding, it includes the occasional raisin.

Recipe by Oxmoor House March 2013

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Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 17 mins
Yield:
Serves 6 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place quinoa in a fine sieve; place sieve in a large bowl. Cover quinoa with water. Using your hands, rub grains together for 30 seconds; rinse and drain. Repeat procedure twice. Drain well, and place in a large saucepan.

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  • Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; add seeds and bean to quinoa. Add 1 1/2 cups water, orange rind, salt, cinnamon, and star anise. Bring to boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

  • Stir in milk and sugar; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, uncovered, 22 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in coconut and raisins; simmer, uncovered, an additional 20 minutes or until mixture is thick and creamy, stirring frequently.

  • Remove from heat; discard vanilla bean, cinnamon, and star anise. Gradually add 1 cup hot pudding to egg, stirring constantly with a whisk. Return mixture to pan, stirring until well blended.

  • Garnish each serving with orange rind, if desired.

  • Note: Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract for the vanilla bean, if desired. Add the vanilla extract after cooking the pudding (at the end of step 3).

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Nutrition Facts

274 calories; fat 6.3g; saturated fat 3.3g; mono fat 1.6g; poly fat 1g; protein 9.8g; carbohydrates 45.7g; fiber 2.1g; cholesterol 44mg; iron 1.4mg; sodium 144mg; calcium 229mg.
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