Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a complete protein, it's low in fat, high in protein, and rich in calcium. Quinoa has been labeled a "super food". It contains an amino acid called lysine which makes it a complete protein. It has a delicate nutty flavor and is quicker to cook than rice. Most commonly you'll see white quinoa but some stores carry red or black quinoa as well. Quinoa needs to be rinsed before cooking or it may be bitter. Then for basic cooking, heat one part quinoa to two parts liquid at a boil for 10-15 minutes. Let sit covered for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork to separate the grains. One cup of raw quinoa makes about 3-1/2 cups cooked.
Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf Made with red pepper, raw cashews, olive oil, asafetida or crushed garlic, bay leaf, thyme leaf, turmeric, ground coriander, cumin, dried ginger stovetop, crock pot
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Mediterranean Quinoa Made with parsley, red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, black pepper, salt, green bell pepper, cucumber, kalamata olives, red onion
Red Quinoa Salad Made with vegetable, mushroom broth or water, red quinoa, garlic, carrot, olive oil, red onion, lemon, salt and pepper, cilantro stovetop
Quinoa And Feta Salad Made with salt and pepper, olive oil, quinoa, cashews, fresh basil, fresh cilantro, celery, seedless grapes, feta cheese, lime stovetop Quinoa With Chickpeas Made with salt and pepper, quinoa, vegetable stock, olive oil, chickpeas, parsley, roughly chopped Quinoa Salad With Spinach, Raisins & Walnuts Made with toasted chopped walnuts (pecans and almonds are great options as well), lemon, cooked, wilted spinach or frozen chopped spinach, thawed, water, dried currants, raisins, quinoa, garlic, red
Quinoa Black Bean Salad Made with tomatoes, (15 oz size) Black beans; drained, scallions, Fresh cilantro; finely chopped, ground coriander, cumin, lime juice, olive oil, water, quinoa
Quinoa And Black Bean Salad Made with garlic, scallions, red bell pepper, corn, red wine vinegar, cayenne pepper, lime juice, fresh coriander, salt, olive oil stovetop