Make Quick Quinoa for a delicious and nutritious meal.
For a great source of healthy magnesium and iron, Quick Quinoa is a versatile dish that you can eat any time of the day. Making quinoa is like making rice, except quinoa cooks faster. Be sure to rinse well before cooking; the outer layer may have saponin residue that makes the quinoa taste bitter. Use quinoa in recipes or on the side as you would rice.
Makes 4 cups
Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well and drained
1 ½ cups cold water or vegetable broth
Dash of salt, optional
1. In a heavy-bottomed 2-quart pot, combine quinoa and water or broth, bring to a boil, and then simmer, covered, for 10-15 minutes.
2. Remove quinoa from heat and let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving.
Quinoa for Breakfast!
Instead of water, cook quinoa in milk or almond milk and serve hot.
Cold Quinoa Salad
Combine ½ cup cooked quinoa with ½ cup chopped veggies of your choice, seeds or nuts, such as pumpkin or sunflower. Add a favorite dressing or 1 ½ teaspoons oil such as cold-pressed hemp oil (a great source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and offers a nutty taste. Sometimes I use flax seed oil, which contains omega-3, 6 and 9.)
By Jennifer Suhr