This is officially my new favorite way to eat quinoa. Quinoa is probably the thing I make most on repeat at my house. It is so good for you, a perfect side for pretty much anything, and it tastes awesome! I also like the texture – it’s kind of chewy…in a good way! So, as you can imagine, I have made about a billion and one types of quinoa over the years, but this one takes the cake with zero competition. Like…zero.
I was absolutely amazed by how well this turned out with how CRAZY easy it is to make! So amazed that I brought it to work and shoved some in my coworkers face just so I could tell her how simple it was to make. She went home and made it that night!
You guys…the flavor of this quinoa is such a perfect balance between coconut and lime. It’s almost rich from the coconut milk, and it is so addicting that you will never be able to stop eating it. EVER. The end.
Alright, so I have to tell you how to make this so you can marvel at its simplicity.
When you cook quinoa, you use a 2:1 mixture – two parts liquid and one part quinoa. So, in this recipe, we use one cup of dry quinoa, so we need 2 cups of liquid. Our liquid is a delicious mixture of coconut milk and lime juice (and a splash of water to get us up to two cups).
So – here’s what you do (if you’re using a rice cooker, which I VERY highly recommend, because they are amazing):
- Add quinoa to rice cooker.
- Measure out your coconut milk and lime juice. Depending on the size of your lime, you may need to add a bit of extra water to reach the two cups of liquid that we need.
- Turn on rice cooker.
- When done, stir in shredded coconut and lime zest.
Done! It requires basically zero effort…the hardest thing you do is zest a lime, which I think we can all handle even on our most stressed and busy day 😉. The real magic alllllll happens in your rice cooker as that coconut milk and lime juice absorb into the quinoa. NOTHING IS BETTER….