Just discovered quinoa. This is the red velvet cake of my alternative grain tasting so far!
Here’s my favorite way to cook it:
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 1/2-3 cup vegetable broth (to add a richer flavor)
- Spices: anything you want! I love it with sweet basil, paprika (salt/pepper)
about 2-3 servings (depending on if you eat it as a side dish). Takes 20-30 min to cook on med-high. Ready when soft and fluffy.
Fun Facts from Wikipedia:
Quinoa was important to the diet of pre-Columbian Andean civilizations. Today, people appreciate quinoa for its nutritional value. Quinoa is considered a superfood. Protein content is very high (14% by mass), yet not as high as most beans and legumes. Nutritional evaluations of quinoa indicate that it is a source of complete protein.[not in citation given] Furthermore, it is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is also a source of calcium, and thus is useful for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered a possible crop in NASA’s Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration human occupied spaceflights.