Quinoa is a healthy whole grain with all eight essential amino acids.
Basically cook quinoa just like rice: Rinse, add water, bring it to a boil, cover, and simmer until tender. The ratio of quinoa to water is 1 part quinoa to 1 1/2 parts water. After it boils it will take about 20 minutes until it is fully cooked. Add more water if you like a softer quinoa.
Add your favorite seasonings, vegetables, etc. to add flavor if desired, although it is good plain. Serve warm or cold.
|Mediterranean Quinoa |
with tomatoes, olives, and onions
|Quinoa comes in three common varieties:|
White (or golden), black, and red.
The black and red cook up more al dente while the white can be just a bit mushy at times.
|To save money, mix the more |
expensive black or red quinoa with the less expensive white.
Quinoa can be cooked in a steamer in an uncovered hotel pan.
|Black quinoa salad with cranberries, apricots, roasted pumpkin seeds, fresh mint, and an orange juice and lime dressing.|
|quinoa tabbouleh salad|
(made with leeks)