Quinoa is not only delicious and healthy, it is fast and easy to prepare making it a great substitute for rice and other grains in recipes.It comes in a variety of colors, and though the flavor is slightly different the ease of preparation is the same.
Quinoa Cooking Directions:
To cook quinoa, place one part quinoa and two parts water in a large pot.
Cook it over a medium-high flame until it reaches a boil.
Place a lid on the pot, lower the flame and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes or until the germ separates from the seed.
I f you look closely at the picture above, you can see little ridicules, that is the germ and it will be present when the qunioa is done cooking.Use want the germ to be al dente and the seed to be light and slightly crunchy.
Quinoa’s crunchy texture and mildly nutty flavor makes it a wonderful addition to many different recipes. Here are a few of our favorites:
My Favorite: Asian Chicken Salad with Quinoa
My Daughter’s Favorite: Broccoli and Quinoa Salad
My Husband’s Favorite: Quinoa and Avocado Salad
My sons’ favorite: Southwest Quinoa Salad
Have you cooked with quinoa? How do you use it in recipes?
Disclosure: I am a contributing writer for $5 Dinners.