What is Quinoa? Cooking Directions And Recipes

Let’s talk a little about quinoa and quinoa recipes.

On the list of unusual things that only your health-nut friends eat, is Quinoa.

Pronounced, keen-WAH, this little nutritive giant has become more preferred in the U. S..

Once cooked, quinoa has a light, fluffy texture and has a mild, slightly nutty flavor that can be used as an alternative to foods like couscous or rice.

Quinoa is a great source of nutrition, and a delicious addition to any meal.

Cooking Directions For Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa is cooked very similarly to rice.

Two cups of water are added to a single cup of quinoa, it is brought to the boil and then let to simmer for roughly 10-15 minutes.

It may also easily be prepared in a rice cooker the same way you would cook rice.

Calorific value

Quinoa has about eight grams of protein per serving, and is a reliable source of nutritional fiber making it an excellent option for someone that may be trying to shed the pounds, and naturally just eat more sensibly.

It’s also a reliable source of calcium, and is gluten free.

READ : What is Gluten?

Quinoa Recipes Ideas

I really like to make quinoa in a cold salad, or in stuffed bell peppers.

My favorite cold salad is a mix of quinoa, wheat berries , soy beans, sliced carrots, bell peppers and whatever other vegetables I might have on hand with a mandarin dressing.

You can adjust the proportions however you would like, but I usually cook 1 cup of each grain, and add about one cup of each vegetable.

The dressing I use is a mandarin ginger dressing, and I add a splash of lemon to lighten it up even more.

When stuffing peppers I cook the quinoa in vegetable broth (one can) and some canned chopped tomatoes (about half of a can), and add some black beans as well (again about half of a can).

I then add whatever spices I need when the quinoa is cooked through, and I put the mixture in my peppers.

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