Quinoa

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

Ingredients

1 cup organic quinoa, any color or tri-colored (see Tip# 1)

1 1/4 cups water

Table salt

Directions

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.










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How to easily cook quinoa on the stovetop by Foodie Home Chef. Quinoa (keen'wah) is an ancient South American whole grain superfood & one of the world's most popular health foods. It's full of protein, easy to digest, gluten free & has great nutty flavor! Quinoa is a terrific side dish & also because of it's versatility, it can be served at breakfast too. Quinoa | Easy Quinoa Recipe | How to Cook Quinoa | Quinoa Recipes | Side Dish Recipes | Healthy Side Dish | #foodiehomechef @foodiehomechef



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How to easily cook quinoa on the stovetop by Foodie Home Chef. Quinoa (keen'wah) is an ancient South American whole grain superfood & one of the world's most popular health foods. It's full of protein, easy to digest, gluten free & has great nutty flavor! Quinoa is a terrific side dish & also because of it's versatility, it can be served at breakfast too. Quinoa | Easy Quinoa Recipe | How to Cook Quinoa | Quinoa Recipes | Side Dish Recipes | Healthy Side Dish | #foodiehomechef @foodiehomechef



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Learn how to cook quinoa on the stovetop by Foodie Home Chef. Quinoa (keen'wah) is an ancient South American whole grain superfood & one of the world's most popular health foods. It's full of protein, easy to digest, gluten free & has great nutty flavor! It's a terrific side dish & also because of it's versatility, it can be served at breakfast too. #Quinoa #HowToCookQuinoa #QuinoaRecipes #SideDish #SideDishRecipes #HealthySideDish #HealthyRecipes #Superfood #foodiehomechef @foodiehomechef



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Learn how to cook quinoa on the stovetop by Foodie Home Chef. Quinoa (keen'wah) is an ancient South American whole grain superfood & one of the world's most popular health foods. It's full of protein, easy to digest, gluten free & has great nutty flavor! It's a terrific side dish & also because of it's versatility, it can be served at breakfast too. #Quinoa #HowToCookQuinoa #QuinoaRecipes #SideDish #SideDishRecipes #HealthySideDish #HealthyRecipes #Superfood #foodiehomechef @foodiehomechef

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18 thoughts on “Quinoa

  1. I really don’t eat enough quinoa! It’s such a healthy grain I definitely want to make it more often. I think using it instead of rice would be a good idea!

    1. Oh yes, the substituting for rice sometimes is a good idea. What I love even more about quinoa, as opposed to rice (although I’m a big rice lover), is it’s even more versatile. You can even serve it for breakfast… like for instance instead of oatmeal or cereal!

  2. I love quinoa, mostly because I feel healthy while eating it but itโ€™s also tasty! I love to sub it for Mexican rice dishes. It seems to incorporate really well with those recipes.

  3. Quinoa is really healthy and hoping to incorporate it more into my diet as well. I hope to make it sometime soon. Thanks for this wonderful post on how simple it is to make it.

  4. This not only looks great it is!!. Absolutely delicious. Made a salad of red leaf lettuce, sliced red beet, cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach, avocado and hemp hearts. Added the quinoa, dressed it with lemon, olive oil, agave, and a splash of pomegranate vinegar & cream sherry. Yummalicious, thank you for the recipe.

    1. Hi Daniel, I’m glad you stopped by! Let me know once you’re settled & have tried this recipe & how you like it. It’s really versatile & can be used with so many dishes/recipes.

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