Monday, April 8, 2013

Elizabeth Cooks: Coconut Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa rocks. It is International Year of Quinoa afterall. Packing a protein punch, plus B-vitamins, iron and potassium, ya gotta add it to your life. Add a tropical twist with a little coconut! Summer in spring no?
Coconut Quinoa Pilaf
  • 16 oz unsweetened Vita Coco coconut water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  1. Thoroughly rinse quinoa to get rid of those dang saponins
  2. Add coconut water, and then bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, reduce the heat, throw a top on it, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in coconut, almonds, and spices.
  5. Serve as a side to a stir fry. Or add a little molasses and have for breakfast.
I prefer it with my favorite condiments: kimchi, sriracha and wine.
Want some more coconut-y recipes? Check these out! 
Disclaimer: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Vita Coco and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated with product or for my time.


Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

Oh yummy! Cooking whole grains in coconut water is my new "aha" cooking moment this year :)

Jenna @ Fresh Food Perspectives said...

This looks yummy!

discoflux said...

I cooked this for dinner last night and it was amazing!! I hope you won!

discoflux said...

I did toast the coconut and almonds, though.

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