Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Holiday Nog Quinoa
Unlike dairy eggnog, which packs in 180 calories for ½ cup, this recipe is made with Silk Soy Eggnog; which will be available for the next several weeks. The Silk Nog is 90 calories per 1/2 a cup but full of flavor.
1 c. uncooked quinoa
1 c. water
1.5 cup Silk brand nog
1 tbsp. raw honey (or coconut sugar or maple syrup)
1/2 tsp. fresh grated nutmeg
In saucepan on stovetop, combine quinoa, 1 c. water, and 1 cup of the nog, honey and half of the nutmeg (reserve 1/2 a cup nog* and remaining nutmeg for serving).
Bring to a boil and cook and lower temperatre to medium-low heat. Continue to simmer for until all liquid has been absorbed and germ has begun to sepearte from grain. You will know this is happening as the germ creates little white rings.
Remove from heat and separate into three bowls. Divide remaining 1/2 cup of nog into the three dishes by pouring over grain. Sprinkle each with remaining nutmeg and serve hot.
* I did just find some Egg Nog icecream for 120 calories per 1/2 cup. In place of the extra nog used for serving, a tablespoon or two of icecream would increase the nog flavor and the creaminess; all for about 15 calories per tablespoon.
Recipe makes 3 servings. Nutritional Data per serving (based on 2,000 calorie diet):