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Active time5 minutes
Total time20 minutes
1 cup of white quinoa*
2 cups water
2 cinnamon sticks (or ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon)
4 whole cloves (or ¼ teaspoon ground cloves)
1 cup sliced dried ﬁgs
1 cup coarsely chopped, toasted walnuts
1 cup almond, soy, or rice milk
- Rinse quinoa under cool water to remove coating. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, add the quinoa, water, cinnamon, and cloves and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cover, allowing quinoa to simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the water is absorbed, and the grain is tender. Remove the spices.
- Fluﬀ the quinoa with a fork. Stir in the dried ﬁgs, nuts, milk, and honey to taste. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving to allow the ﬂavors to meld, and the fruit to soften.
*Note: You may use red quinoa but the cooking time may be about 5 minutes longer. This recipe makes great leftovers: just gently reheat the next day to enjoy.
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