Easy Quinoa Recipe

7 03 2011

I totally forgot to share this recipe the other day when I threw it together. I am a huge fan of Quinoa…Quin-WHAT?!?!  I know, that’s what I thought when I first heard about it.  It is pronounced “KEEN-WAH”.   It is known as “one of the best sources of protein in the vegetable kingdom”.  It is is technically not a grain as it comes from a leafy plant.   But, it contains more high quality protein than any other grain and can be used in place of rice and couscous in recipes.

WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE?

It is light, fluffy, creamy and a little crunchy and nutty.  It is lighter than your traditional pastas and grains. And like I said, it has way more protein…6 g vs. 3g in rice.  It really is a good nutritious carbohydrate option to maximize your energy levels and without compromising your waistline.

RECIPE GRIFFIN AND I THREW TOGETHER

  • 1 cup of Ancient Harvest Quinua (as pictured)
  • 2 cup of water
  • 10 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 1 clovediced garlic
  • 1/4 cup black beans

Directions: Cook Quinoa as directed on box include garlic (10-15min).  Add other ingredients during the last 5 minutes.

That’s it…it’s that easy.  Add it to your easy recipe favorites:) We had left overs the next day so we added in chunks of chicken for our lunch…so good! Might try adding it to a soup recipe next time!

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