I tried making rice pudding but with quinoa instead. It tasted the same, but the texture is a little chewier, much like quinoa is over rice – think more like tapioca. But since this is a nutrition packed snack I will be making it again. For a treat I might make it with 2% or homogenized milk instead of the skim.
1 ½ cups cooked quinoa
2 cups of milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup raisins
1 tsp vanilla
1 tablespoon cinnamon (optional)
Over medium heat in a pot cook 1 ½ cups of milk, the sugar and the quinoa stirring occasionally, careful not to let the milk froth over (especially when you have black glass stove top!) for about 20 minutes. In a small bowl whisk egg and reaming ½ cup of milk together, add into pot along with raisins. Stir continuously for the next minute. Add in vanilla and an optional teaspoon of butter and stir. Serve warm or allow to cool and sprinkle with cinnamon. If you are positive everyone will like the cinnamon then just add it in while you are cooking – but it looks nicer when you sprinkle it on top! Enjoy!