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Quinoa Pudding Recipe

Quinoa Pudding Recipe

Called the “vegetarian caviar,” quinoa is a mild yet flavorful, gluten-free seed that is a complete protein. Of South American origin, quinoa is delicious as a pudding, hot cereal, in salads, side dishes, and when served like rice.

The Green Glossary: Quinoa
Related to buckwheat and amaranth, quinoa is a round seed the size of a sesame seed. Increasingly popular because it is high in complete protein, quinoa has a quick cooking time and mild flavor.

Cooking Tip: Wash carefully before cooking to remove saponin coating, which can be bitter. Rinse and drain five times or more.

Storage Tip: Quinoa has a very short shelf life due to its oil content. Buy a small amount at at a time, or freeze to preserve freshness.


1 cup Eden Organic Quinoa, rinsed and drained
2 cups water
1/8 teaspoon Eden Sea Salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 cups EdenBlend++
1/3 cup currants
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/3 cup dry roasted pecans or almonds, chopped

Place the quinoa, water, sea salt and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the flame and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the EdenBlend and maple syrup. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Turn off the flame and mix in the currants and vanilla. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes to thicken. Place in serving bowls and garnish with the chopped nuts.

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 0:45

Per serving: 258 Calories; 4g Fat (13% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 49g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 75mg Sodium

++EdenBlend is made from a unique blend of organic brown rice amazake, a sweet fermented rice beverage and our soymilk. It is low in fat, cholesterol free, and GEO free. It can be used like any of our varieties in recipes to replace dairy milk.

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Adapted from a recipe provided by Eden Foods. Reprinted by permission of Eden Foods.
Adapted from a recipe provided by Eden Foods.

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7:18PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

i will try this but, can i turn off my electric burner instead?

9:24PM PST on Dec 20, 2010

Thanks. I had never heard of Quinoa until today.

6:52AM PDT on Oct 22, 2010

Thanks for the info.

11:10PM PDT on Sep 15, 2010

Thanks! I love quinoa and I'm always looking for a creative way to throw it into our diets at home :)

9:38PM PDT on Apr 26, 2010

thanks for posting

3:16PM PST on Feb 23, 2010

Have used quinoa a few times before and welcome all new recipes/ideas, so thanks!

7:03AM PDT on Aug 15, 2009

Hello everybody,

I am Jacqueline and I write from Bolivia.
This beautiful country, located in the heart of South America is the proud birthplace of quinoa. Although some scientists do not like to say the exact procedence of this grain, it is very nice and well educated to highlight where it really comes from, don't you think?

People in Bolivia, indigenous or not, all love quinoa and serve it in everyday food. So, I am willing to pass on some grandma recipes to you. Let me know if you are interested. Choose between a main dish, a soup, a dessert or breakfast.

Enjoy the goodies of this wonderful Bolivian grain.

Also, thanks to the writer for sharing this wonderful recipe with us.

Also, there are many types of quinua (original name), and most of them have a long shelf life. I guess the one people grow in the US is not as powerful as the one coming directly from the Bolivian Andes.

6:05PM PST on Nov 19, 2008

EdenBlend, Organic $2.69

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Nature's ideal food combination - grain and bean. The best organic soy milk, EDENSOY, blended with organic brown rice amazake, a traditional pleasantly sweet porridge made using koji fermentation. No refined sweetener. Tested GEO free. Certified organic, kosher and parve. Gluten Free. Promotes Cardiovascular Health*.
* See Detailed Description for qualified FDA Health Claim

Size: 32 fl oz / 946 ml

Purified Water, Organic Amazake (Organic Short Grain Brown Rice, Water, Koji - Aspergillus Oryzae), Organic Soybeans, Kombu Seaweed, Carrageenan, Sea Salt

I found this on their website. I think you could use cow's milk (for a non vegan pudding), or soy, rice, almond milk, and correct the taste with your sweetener of choice.

2:11PM PST on Nov 19, 2008

What is Eden Blend? Can the recipe be made without it?

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