It’s smackdab the middle of the summer. Real summer, hot weather, cool meals. Minimal cooking. Light meals. Fresh produce whenever possible. This little delight fits all the criteria. It’s just me here to eat this stuff, so I didn’t make much.
I’ve made this a couple times now. Here is what I did today.
3/4 C mixed red & white quinoa
1 3/4 C water
1/2 teaspoon salt
Bring to a boil, turn heat immediately to low, simmer for 20 minutes. Turn off heat. Alternatively, I’ve other times brought to a boil, simmered for 10 minutes, and then let it sit for a few hours to finish cooking. That saves energy and works just as well.
1/4 C Maggi coconut milk powder
2 tablespoons honey
Let sit about ten minutes. Skin, slice, and chop 2 mangoes. Mix chunks in with the quinoa.
Today, I served this with slices of cheese on the side as my lunch.
Here is what I did the first time I made it.
.5C Quinoa cooked in 1C H2O, 1C coconut milk,
1 8oz mandarin oranges,
1C chopped mango.
Topped with pan-seared sausage chunks
Personally, I like it with the sausage on it best, but didn’t want to cook that much heat today.
Optional garnish? Dust the top with chopped coconut and arrange orange or mango slices.
Updated April 30, 2012.
I seem to make this different everytime I do it. What I did today was in the rice cooker.
1C coconut milk
1/8C brown sugar
1/8C white sugar
Then chopped the mango as below and mixed it in. That’s it!