Quinoa – The Holy Grail of Whole Grain

Uncooked/cooked Quinoa

Quinoa, (pronounced keen-wah) is a nutty South American seed loaded with protein and fiber.  Although a seed, it is cooked as a whole grain.  If you are looking for healthy protein and fiber source, then Quinoa is for you. It’s also high in iron and calcium, and is a good source of manganese, magnesium and copper, as well as fiber.  It is delicious, healthy and very satisfying alone or adding to soup.  Get rid of your white rice and try Quinoa today. 

Ingredients:
– 1 cup Quinoas
– 2 cups water
– 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
– 1/2 Tsp. salt (optional)

Cooking Instructions:
1. Rinse quinoa in a strainer.
2. Place lentils in (medium) saucepan, add water, olive oil and salt (optional).
3. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover and simmer on low heat for 30to 35 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and let sit covered for an extra five minutes. 
5. Fluff and serve.

 

 

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