This is my “go-to” side dish recipe I use often in place of rice. Quinoa is a great substitute for most starches because it is one of the only plant based foods that is also a complete protein (contains the 9 essential amino acids). A great way for vegans to add some extra protein to their diet! It’s also naturally gluten free and packed with fiber, calcium and iron.
Quinoa is very simple to make. It requires 1 part quinoa to 2 parts liquid (water or broth). In this recipe I use full fat canned coconut milk and lime as the liquid.
Coconut Lime Quinoa
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 14 oz can of coconut milk
- Juice of 1 lime 2-3 tbsp
- 1 tsp sea salt
Combine all 4 ingredients in a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low and cover.
Simmer for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and quinoa is nice and fluffy.
*Note that there may be a thin layer of coconut milk on top even after the quinoa is finished cooking. Just mix it around with a fork and enjoy!