When we get bored with oatmeal, we find ourselves cooking
quinoa for breakfast. Quinoa is an ancient seed/grain from South
America. It comes in beige or red, and this quinoa recipe works for
both colors. Buy red quinoa if you can find it. It contains more
healthy phytonutrients than the beige.
16 oz filtered water
6 1/2 oz quinoa, rinsed
a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rinsed quinoa. Reduce heat
to low, cover, and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes, until water is absorbed.
Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 5
Quinoa naturally has a bitter coating. Many food companies rinse off
the coating before selling the grain.
You can tell if you need to rinse your quinoa by tasting a few dry
they are bitter, put the quinoa in a bowl of water. Rub the grains
between your fingers a bit, then carefully pour off the water. Repeat.
you have a very fine mesh strainer, just put the quinoa in the strainer
and run tap water over it. The grains are tiny, and they
will fall through the holes in most strainers.
However, you can rinse quinoa in a coffee filter or in a
regular strainer lined with cheesecloth. Once you
know how to cook quinoa, you will find it
is an excellent replacement for brown rice.
Yield = 21 oz 1 serving = 7 oz
per serving: 226 Fat: 3.7 g
(15%) Protein: 8.7 g CHO: 39.4
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