Quinoa has a mild nutty flavour with a satisfying crunch!
1 cup of Quinoa, rinsed
1¾ cups of water
Salt to taste
Place the quinoa, water and salt in a medium pot over a high heat.
Bring to the boil, then lower the temperature, cover the pot with a lid or plate and cook until all the liquid is absorbed (about 12-15 minutes).
Turn off the heat and place a paper towel between the pot and the lid. Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes, then fluff up with a fork.
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), is a gluten-free seed which is high in protein and fibre. It contains all 9 essential amino acids that make up our cells, tissues and muscles. There are 3 types available, red, white and black.
1 Cup of cooked quinoa contains protein, fibre, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, folate, copper, iron, zinc, potassium, vitamins B1, 2,3, & 6, calcium, vitamin E and small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. It has high amounts of potent antioxidants quercetin and kaempferol. Quinoa has a low glycaemic index rating and therefore helps to control blood glucose levels.
No wonder it’s classed as a superfood!
You can add this to savoury dishes, experiment with adding herbs and spices, or why not try it in some sweet dishes like quinoa porridge?
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