Coconut Quinoa Recipe -
Coconut Quinoa Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Coconut Quinoa

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"A nice change from plain old grains. Quinoa has become a staple in our home because it only takes about 15 minutes to cook as opposed to 45 minutes for brown rice. I use canned coconut milk or coconut milk from the carton interchangeably. However, the coconut milk from the carton is sweetened, which my family likes but might not be right with some main dishes."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Bring quinoa, coconut milk, and flaked coconut to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes; season with salt.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 14, 2013

I used Almond Breeze Coconut Almond Milk to significantly lower the fat and calories of this recipe and served it as simple side dish to sauteed shrimp. Quite tasty!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 17, 2013

Made this recipe as written but ended up modifying it because it was just too plain for my taste (I expected it to be a bit on the sweeter side). I added a bit of cinnamon, some raisins, and a touch of brown sugar and liked it much better that way. Overall, good idea/twist to the typical way of cooking quinoa (^v^)


9 Ratings

Feb 28, 2014

I followed the recipe and it's good... I added some honey and cream (as if it weren't rich enough!) and ate it like oatmeal... Not exactly what I thought I'd be eating for DINNER... LOL... I added some Braggs Soy Protein to the leftovers and it was YUMMY!... I'm new to quinoa, so this was an experiment... I'm having fun!

Jun 28, 2014

Blah. I followed directions exactly, and this turned out to be goopy and inedible. I love quinoa and coconut (separately, I learned), so that's not the problem. I think the liquid of the coconut milk is just too thick, and despite cooking at the directed temp, it had a slightly burnt taste. I will not make this again.

Mar 08, 2015

Made without the salt, good stuff!!

Jul 24, 2014

I added a little sugar for sweetness. DELICIOUS!!!

Jan 09, 2014

I added crushed pineapple for more flavor. I typically make coconut rice, but happened to be dealing with quinoa today! I am serving with Hawaiian pork.


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  • Calories
  • 266 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 19 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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