Peel and core apples; chop into bite-sized pieces.
Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; add quinoa and apples. Cover and reduce heat to low.
Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and apples are soft.
Stir in cinnamon and drizzle with honey (or maple syrup). Serve immediately.
Not in a bacon and eggs mood every morning? Switch things up and come to the sweet side with our Apple Cinnamon Jasmine Rice & Quinoa recipe. The irresistible combination of the rice and quinoa’s gooey texture, with your choice of cooked apples, all topped with cinnamon and honey is surely the best way to start your morning. Don’t like the sweet stuff for breakfast? Not a problem, this delicious recipe makes for a great midday snack as well!
Want to try a lighter version? Just swap out the jasmine rice and quinoa for our Whole Grain Brown Rice variety and use water instead of milk to cook. Want to speed up the process? Put the ingredients in your Instant Pot or slow cooker and put it to work. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
This versatile recipe can easily be turned into a delicious dessert that you can add to your rice pudding recipes. Start by sauteeing the apples for 1 to 2 minutes in 1 tbs of heated butter before adding to the jasmine rice and quinoa to toast. Follow this by adding water or milk and bring to a boil. Finish it by mixing in the cinncamon, honey, and your choice of dried fruits. Add an extra bit of sweetness by adding peanut butter instead of dried fruit and honey. You can also try this recipe with white rice.
For something more savory, check out this arroz chaufa.