October 26, 2016
Quinoa (keen'wah) is an ancient American whole grain. It's nutritionally rich, has a fluffy texture & a great nutty flavor. Additionally, it has the best amino acid profile of all grains, is as versatile as rice, is "heart healthy" & gluten free.
Yield: 3 cups
1 Place quinoa in a fine mesh strainer & run under cool to room temperature water for 15 seconds. Set aside.
2 In a 2 quart pot; bring water & a little salt (about 1/8 tsp) to a boil on high heat.
3 Reduce heat to warm, stir in quinoa, cover & simmer for 12 minutes, do not over cook.
4 Remove from heat, leave it covered & let sit for 5 minutes.
5 Fluff with a fork & serve or use in your recipe.