Coconut Kitcheree

Coconut Kitcheree

This Coconut Kitcheree is a great twist on the traditional Kitcheree.  With Quinoa Yams, Kale, Cabbage and Carrots!

This turned out so good and loved the creaminess from the coconut milk.

1/2 Cup Mung Beans soaked overnight
1 Cup Quinoa soaked overnight optional (this makes the kitcheree heartier)
1 Yam diced
1/2 Cabbage chopped
5 Kale Leaves chopped
2 Carrots diced
1/2 Onion diced
2 cloves garlic diced
1 inch ginger root peeled and diced
1 TBSP Coconut Oil
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Corriander or 2-3 drops Corriander Essential Oil (add at end if using oil)
1 tsp Curry Powder
1 tsp Sea Salt
6 cups vegetable broth or water
1 can full fat coconut milk


I make this 2 different ways.  Lately I am really into my slow cooker so the first way is to chop everything the night before and put in fridge, soak mung beans and quinoa overnight and then throw everything except quinoa, cabbage and kale in the crockpot in the morning and cook until dinner.  About 1 hour before I will cook up the quinoa seperate so it doesn’t soak up all the liquid in the kitcheree and I add the kale and cabbage with 20 minutes left.  I add the quinoa to each bowl, it really has a way of soaking up all liquid.  I love the quinoa in it though because it makes the kitcheree so hearty and warming.

The second way I have made it, is to:  Soak mung beans and quinoa overnight.  In a big pot put coconut oil, ginger, garlic, onion, turmeric, corriander (if using corriander essential oil add at end of cooking process), curry powder and sea salt and saute for 1 min. Add broth or water and coconut milk.  Add all the vegetables and mung beans and bring to boil then bring down to a simmer and let simmer for 1 hr or until mung beans are soft ( I cooked mine on simmer for 2 hours because I was gone but I had to add a little more liquid to it).  Seperately cook quinoa in either 2 cups broth or water for 15 min, read cooking directions.  I cooked this seperate because it sucks up all the liquid in the soup and it cooks fast.  When soup is done add quinoa to each bowl or put right in Kitcheree (It does tend to soak up a lot of the liquid).

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