Quinoa is an ancient grain that has gained a lot of popularity in the past few years, and for good reason. It’s quick cooking, a complete protein, and has an awesome nutty flavor. Quinoa is perfect as a whole grain side dish. Mix it with cooked, diced vegetables for a salad. Or use it in place of rice as a bed of grains for a stir-fry for extra protein.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: About 3 cups, 6-8 servings.
1 cup of quinoa
2 cups of water (or vegetable, or chicken broth)
Wash the quinoa thoroughly in a fine mesh sieve. Place it in a 4 quart pot and cover it with 2 cups of water (or use broth for added flavor). Bring the quinoa to a boil, then turn it down to a simmer and cover the pot. Simmer for 15 minutes. The quinoa is finished when the grains become transparent. Fluff with a fork and serve.