Working with Quinoa…I’m late to the quinoa party, but, I’m catching on quick!! Did you know that it is actually a relative of spinach and swiss chard? It is a complete protein -that has all NINE amino acids (click here for more in depth info from WH FOODS).
Ancient Harvest was kind enough to send me a few boxes to try and I am amazed at the versatility of the product. My favorite was the Quinoa Polenta which I already posted about here. They also sent me several kinds of Quinoa pasta, Red Inca Quinoa as well as the traditional form of Quinoa. The cool thing about this product is that it is pre-rinsed! Honestly, it’s taken me a while (and hubby) to develop a taste for the plain quinoa using just the basic ingredients, however, with a lot of vegetables and a little ingenuity, we’ve found that it is a perfect side dish, main dish or breakfast idea!! In a rush, I boiled 1.5 cups of water to 1 cup quinoa + 2 veggie boullion cubes, yummy!
10 Ingenious Ways to Cook Quinoa:
Image Taken From 101 Cookbooks.
Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa and Vegetables….I’d prolly add some cheese to this!
And, how do you cook quinoa?