This quick and easy dessert includes quinoa, a protein-packed grain found in the grocery store on the rice or bulk aisle. Let kids help with the simple steps in bold!


  • 1½ cups quinoa
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped nuts
  • cinnamon to taste (optional)


Step 1: Rinse quinoa thoroughly, then place it in a medium stock pot.

Step 2: Add the orange juice, brown sugar or honey and butter.

Step 3: Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered, for about 10 minutes, until quinoa is tender.

Step 4: Fluff with a fork, sprinkle with nuts and cinnamon.

Source: The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook