Super Simple Coconut Lime Quinoa

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  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 15.5 oz can coconut milk, shake well before opening
  • 1 lime, zest and juice (you will need 1/4 teaspoon of zest)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • Salt to taste


  1. Zest your lime and set the zest aside (you don’t want to zest it after you already squeeze it – that’s difficult!)
  2. Add your dry quinoa to your rice cooker*
  3. In a two cup measuring cup, measure out your entire can of coconut milk and the juice from one lime. Fill any remaining space left in the two cups with water so that you have two cups of liquid for one cup of dry quinoa
  4. Add the two cups of liquid to the quinoa along with a little bit of salt and stir to combine
  5. Turn your rice cooker to the white rice setting, and let it cook
  6. When it’s done, fluff the quinoa and stir in your shredded coconut and 1/4 teaspoon of lime zest
  7. Season to taste with salt
  8. *If you don’t have a rice cooker, follow the quinoa’s package instructions for cooking, but use the coconut milk and lime juice as a liquid instead of water.*