How to Cook: Quinoa
Quinoa is not that hard to prepare as long as you get the measurements correct and ensure you cook it enough to allow the germ to separate (looks like a cute little curl) and allow to rest for specified time. It’s a great versatile option in place of rice or pasta. It comes in red, black and white. I buy red and white and mix them as its looks great!
What Is Quinoa?
Pronounced Keen-wha is a seed and not a grain as per popular belief, As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beets, spinach, and tumbleweeds
Highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high (18%). Nutritional evaluations of quinoa indicate that it is a source of complete protein. Furthermore, it is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa also provides a significant source of calcium, and thus is useful for vegans Quinoa is also gluten-free and considered easy to digest.
What you need
1 cup Quinoa
1.5 Cups cold Water
What you do
Place quinoa into a strainer and rinse well. Place into a saucepan with water,cover and bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until liquid is absorbed and germ has separated. Leave lid on and take off heat to rest for 15 mins. Fluff and serve
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