A versatile superfood
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a complete protein containing essential amino acids. It’s light and fluffy in texture but has that whole grain ability to satiate. This supergrain is gluten and wheat free, providing an easy protein for those with sensitive diets. With its delicious nutty flavor and seed-like texture, quinoa serves up a tasty dish. Perfect for today’s active lifestyle, quinoa can be served as a side dish, tossed in salads, or even round out a nutritious breakfast with eggs.
Tips for cooking quinoa:
- Always use two cups of liquid to one cup of uncooked quinoa.
- Substitute low sodium broth in place of water for more flavor.
- For variety, add minced vegetables with the water or broth for a quick and easy quinoa pilaf.
- Once the cooking process is complete, the quinoa will be soft and translucent (red quinoa will retain its color), and the germ ring will be visible along the outside edge of the grain.