Quinoa – pronounced “keen – wah” – is one of those so called superfoods. This ancient South American grain-like crop is:
- gluten free
- complete protein source plant food (good for us vegetarians)
- high in fibre, iron, magnesium
- tastes yummy, a bit nutty, a bit chewy, a bit fluffy.
A quick search on the internet will find plenty of quinoa recipes, but basically you boil the seeds for about 15 minutes until they turn translucent and they look a bit like couscous.
Here is what I made for lunch today.
Orange and carrot quinoa
Simmered 1 cup of quinoa with 2 cups of water until translucent.
Quickly (1 minute) heat together
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 grated carrot
- 3 thinly sliced shallots
- 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 1/2 cup orange juice
Add carrot mixture to quinoa. Can eat hot or cold.