Quinoa is an ancient grain.  It has been a diet staple for over 6,000 years.  The Incas ate Quinoa and considered it to be sacred.   It is a very versitle grain that can be used in place of rice or pasta.  It can be used cold as a salad or hot as a risotto or pilaf.   Quinoa is very high in protein and it’s a complete protein which makes it very healthy.


To cook take one part Quinoa and two parts liquid (water, stock etc.), salt and simmer for about 15 mins or until the liquid has been absorbed.  The Quinoa should be a bit crunchy but not hard.

This can then be eaten as a rice pilaf or as a salad.  For a salad, you can add whatever herbs and vegetables you would like with a vinaigrette and serve cold.  For a side dish you can add butter or cheese and serve warm.  It is a unique grain that is underutilized.


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