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Most of the people are often unfamiliar with quinoa. Or even if they are , they do not like it much. If you too, are not a big fan of quinoa like me, then this Quinoa pudding recipe is just for you. This is the best quinoa pudding you will ever taste. Also, this recipe is also good as quinoa pudding breakfast.
This recipe do not require much time and effort. Even kids can make this. Just a few steps and a little bit of wait, and you have this dessert ready in your bowl.
People often asks me, How to make healthy quinoa recipe. That is why, I tried this recipe. But before jumping directly to the recipe, I must tell you about some amazing pros of quinoa. This will highly motivate and aware you have this grain. Let us begin.
What is Quinoa?
Quinoa is one of the most popular food of the world. It is ideally the choice of most health conscious people. It is not only rich in fiber and protein, but also contains essentials of all nine amino acids. Quinoa is basically a grain crop seeds of which are edible. It is not exactly like the other cereals but pseudo-cereal. It is prepared in many ways like for shakes, as pudding, salads and even as fried rice.
Benefits of quinoa
|1. Quinoa is basically a seed, which is consumed similarly the way other grains are. It is highly nutritious.|
|2. quercetin and kaempferol are found in quinoa in high amount. These are plant antioxidants with a number healthy benefits.|
|3. It is very rich in fiber content. Also, fiber is good for gaining healthy weight, reducing cholesterol, helping to control blood sugar level.|
|4. Ideal for the people with gluten intolerance. Since, quinoa is gluten-free.|
|5. Rich in protein and amino acid. Thus, ideal source of protein for vegan and vegetarians.|
|6. Higher in essential minerals like magnesium and iron.|
|7. It helps in reducing quick appetite issues. Therefore, may help in reducing excessive weight.|
What can quinoa be used for?
Quinoa is used to make numerous desserts, pudding, salads, soups and other meals as well. Also, It is more or less used in a similar way as other food grains like oats. Moreover, its nutty flavor loaded with fiber and protein gives more reasons to include it in your meals.
What to add to quinoa to make it taste good?
Firstly, it primarily depends on what you are cooking. If you are making any dessert recipe, then adding some nuts like almonds, pistachio will make it even more tastier. One can also add condensed milk (home-made) to enhance its taste.
In case you trying something salty or sour, then adding some olive oil, crushed pepper, garlic and herbs will enhance its flavor as well health aspect.
Is Quinoa good for losing weight?
I think so. Quinoa keeps your stomach full for longer time, thus reducing frequent appetite. This helps in losing weight. Also, the presence of fiber and protein is linked to the weight loss aspect of quinoa.
Can I eat quinoa everyday?
Quinoa is loaded with fiber and protein. It helps our body in many ways. It reduces the risk of heart diseases and respiratory diseases as founded by Harvard Public School of Health.
- ½ Cup Quinoa
- 3.5 cups Milk
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- ¼ cup Condensed Milk
- ¼ cup Nuts
Steps for quinoa pudding
- Take 1/2 cup of quinoa. Wash and rinse it properly and keep it aside.
- In a pan, boil 3.5 cups of milk for 5 minutes.
- Now add washed and rinsed quinoa to it.
- Cook quinoa in the milk for 15 minutes on medium flame.
- After that, bring the flame to the lowest and cook for another 10 minutes.
- At this stage, add brown sugar and condensed milk to it. Stir for a couple of minutes.
- Turn off the flame.
- Garnish with some chopped cashews, raisins, fox nuts, almond and pistachio. (You can go for your favorite nuts)
- Quinoa dessert is ready.
Important Notes for quinoa pudding
|1. If you wish, you can skip condensed milk and then add equal amount of sugar as condensed milk.|
|2. I have used crushed threaded mishri in this recipe. You can use brown sugar or even jaggery in it. Therefore, keep in mind that taste will differ from regular if you will add jaggery.|
|3. You can choose your favorite nuts combination to add in this recipe.|
|4. Use only full cream milk.|
|5. Do not forget to wash and rinse quinoa along with allowing it to rest for 5 minutes after rinsing.|