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I recently received a question from a reader asking about quinoa, and I thought it would be a great idea to write a quick post on it.
Quinoa is an extremely versatile grain-like crop from South America (mainly the Andean region). Enjoyed both hot or cold, it pairs nutty flavors and asparagus tones, with a delightful fluffy texture and a slight, pleasing bite. It is a great substitute for rice and couscous, especially since it has a high protein content and is a great source of fiber, magnesium, and iron. Unlike other grains this one is gluten-free.
I like working with quinoa because you can change or enhance its flavor by adding spices, nuts, and/or infused oils.
1 1/2 c. quinoa, rinsed
2 1/4 c. liquid*
1 tblsp of butter or olive oil
salt to taste
medium pot or saucepan
Add the quinoa, liquid, butter, and salt into the medium pot (some people prefer toasting the quinoa for a few minutes over medium heat before adding the rest of the ingredients). Over medium high heat, bring to a boil. Once it´s boiling, cover and simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes. Make sure the quinoa is tender, turn of the heat and let stand covered for 5 more minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Hope this is helpful!
4 Comments Add yours
Yum!! I LOVE Quinoa!!! I’m trying to make it more, so thanks for the recipe!!! :)
I use it all the time! It´s so easy to make!!
Yep, that sounds easy. I’ll try it soon. Thanks for answering my question! :)
Glad I could help!!