Great grains!


Tried of rice, and potatoes…. Try quinoa!

Here it is:

The quinoa on the left is red quinoa and the one on the right is regular quinoa.

Quinoa is a great grain because it is pretty much a super food! It has several vitamins and minerals and a ton of protein! Great for the gluten free vegetarian. The important thing to remember about quinoa is to rinse very well before cooking it to remove that bitter taste most people cannot stand!

Quinoa has many uses, I use it instead of rice, quinoa salad or in salad (recipe to come) you can also make quinoa burgers.

You can buy quinoa in packages on in bulk, you can also buy quinoa flour and flakes.

To make quinoa:

the measurement is the same as rice, for example 1 cup of quinoa to 2 cups water.

Rinse your quinoa very well under cold water

bring water and quinoa to a boil then cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

When it is done you will notice what looks like little whites strings, this is normal!

you can add butter if you like, though I usually don’t.

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