Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Quinoa with veggies

An ancient grain, quinoa is a great alternative to rice or wheat. It has a slightly nutty flavor and is full of vitamins such as manganese (a great antioxidant) , tryptophan, magneseum (which may help with migraines) and phosphorous. It also is high in fiber and is a complete protein.

I was suprised by how easy it was to cook.

Place quinoa in a metal or mesh fine strainer.
Run cold water over quinoa to rinse away the "bitter" and potential left over saponins, etc.

In a pot, pour in your quinoa with water, in a 1 to 2 ratio.

Bring to a boil, covered. 1 cup quinoa with 2 cups water, makes 4 cups of "food."

Serve with curried veggies or as an alternative to noodles.

1 comment:

  1. i really love quinoa...

    i also dig all of the vegetarian recipes you post =) that makes me happy.


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