Coconut Quinoa

We love quinoa so when a recipe I saw suggested to serve the main with coconut rice, I thought I would make Coconut Quinoa. Luckily, I had the only 2 main ingredients needed for this simple & delicious side dish.

Quinoa & a can of coconut milk…water & salt. Pretty simple clean recipe. I am going to serve this with some PERI-PERI Chicken that I made with a jar of Nandos Peri Peri sauce that I bought at Costco.

The recipe is from Bon Appetit …I just did a search & a lot of recipes came up but I like Bon Appetit so decided to try this one!

The verdict is that this is delicious & will be made in our home often! It has a very subtle coconut flavour which is good to pair with any highly seasoned main dish.

Here is the recipe


1 tbsp oil

1 1/2 cup of uncooked quinoa

1 can of coconut milk

1 1/2 cup water

1 tsp salt  & then more to taste once the quinoa is cooked


  1. Heat the oil in a saucpan
  2. Add the qunioa & stir often until the quinoa gets fragrant & browned
  3. Add the coconut milk, water & salt. Mix well to combine
  4. Bring to a boil….but be careful because it seems to spit up…
  5. Cover & lower the heat to a simmer
  6. Cook until all of the liquid is absorbed…about 20 -25 minutes.
  7. season with more salt if desired
  8. Let it sit for about 10 minutes  Fluff


Qunioa has been browned then add the coconut milk
Add the water & salt
Combine well, boil, cover, then simmer until all fo the liquid is gone

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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