Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Quinoa Dessert Pudding

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  • Level: Easy
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1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup dark rum

2 cups quinoa, rinsed, well drained

2 cups whole milk

11/3 cups whipping cream

11/3 cups sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 large egg yolks

Additional ground cinnamon (for garnish)


  1. Combine raisins and rum in pot. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Set aside to plump. Cook quinoa in large pot of boiling water until tender. Drain well.
  2. Combine quinoa, milk, cream, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low. Cook until most of liquid evaporates and mixture is thick, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes. Whisk egg yolks in large bowl to blend. Add 1 cup pudding mixture and whisk to blend. Return mixture to saucepan. Add raisins and rum and continue stirring until mixture is thick (do not boil). Transfer pudding to large glass bowl. Refrigerate until cool. Sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.