Think of quinoa pudding as a delicious whole-grain cousin of tapioca pudding. This healthy quinoa pudding recipe is flavored with tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries and topped with sweetened, creamy yogurt for a delicious, healthy dessert.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2013


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  • Combine 2 cups water in a medium saucepan with rhubarb, strawberries, quinoa, cinnamon and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cover and cook until the quinoa is tender, about 25 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup sugar and lemon zest. Whisk cornstarch with the remaining 1/4 cup water in a small bowl. Stir into the quinoa mixture, return to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

  • Remove from heat. Divide the pudding among 6 bowls. Refrigerate until cool, about 1 hour.

  • Just before serving, combine yogurt, vanilla and the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in a small bowl. Top each serving with a generous dollop of the vanilla yogurt and fresh strawberries, if desired.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare pudding (Steps 1-2), cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Make the topping (Step 3) just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

151.3 calories; protein 5.2g 10% DV; carbohydrates 31.6g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 1.9g 8% DV; sugars 22.7g; fat 0.7g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.1g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 36.6IU 1% DV; vitamin c 19.7mg 33% DV; folate 26.5mcg 7% DV; calcium 65.7mg 7% DV; iron 0.6mg 4% DV; magnesium 27.2mg 10% DV; potassium 188.8mg 5% DV; sodium 43.4mg 2% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV; added sugar 19g.

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  • 5 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
I have to make double batches we go through it so quickly! Delicious breakfast to bring to work it feels like I'm eating dessert! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Easy and delicious This is a very easy recipe to prepare. I used frozen sliced rhubarb and fresh organic strawberries. I replaced the 1/2 cup of white sugar with 1/4 cup real maple syrup. I also sweetened the yogurt with maple syrup and added a dash of cinnamon. Pros: Can use frozen fruit can be made with pantry items can use natural sweeteners cooks quickly Cons: Rhubarb--even frozen--not always available Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great recipe and some tweaks If you soak the quinoa until it sprouts it aids in digestion and cooks super quick. I too halved the sugar and replaced it with maple syrup and did the same for the yogurt. In addition to the lemon juice I also added some zest...why not?! But the general rhubarbs strawberry combo would make an excellent compote for ice cream atop shortcake or even waffles! Wicked easy too! Enjoy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Healthy dessert option I have rhubarb growing in my garden. An old variety that came with the 200 year old farmhouse/property we live on. I've been making rhubarb recipes for years and this is probably one of the best. Great infusion of flavors: strawberries rhubarb and cinnamon. The yogart on top gave it a creamy but not too sweet tangy twist. Again another interesting flavor twist. Deviation of recipe: I didn't have a lemon so I gave it a squirt of bottled lemon juice. I also swapped the sugar in the yogurt with maple syrup giving it a nice Vermont twist. Pros: Healthy delicious filling flavorful Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
great dessert! i didn't have rhubarb so i used raspberries. it was delicious but definitely on the sweet side. i will halve the sugar next time. i pureed the end result so that the texture will be uniform. you can still get the crunch of the quinoa but the berries weren't obvious. my toddler loved it! Pros: low fat easy stores well Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yum Yum! I made this for the first time today and it was DELICIOUS! And while it was cooking it made the whole house smell good. Only thing I changed is replaced half the sugar (and the tbsp) with Stevia in the Raw. Still very sweet and I think next time I will replace all of the sugar with it. So yeah def makin this again! Pros: delicious easy to make healthy smells good Cons: too much sugar Read More