Quinoa- Basic Cooking Method
Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture when cooked. Its mild, slightly nutty, flavor makes it a good alternative to white rice or couscous. Quinoa must be rinsed or washed.
Fortunately most boxed or pre-packaged quinoa has already been pre-rinsed making it easier for you to use.
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You will know that the quinoa is done when all the grains have turned from white to transparent, and the spiral-like germ has separated. Makes 3 cups.
Quinoa has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value, especially since its protein content is very high (18%) and it is a source of complete protein.
It is also a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus. It is high in many vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, thiamine, riboflavin, folate, and iron. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest.
Quinoa is a great addition to a vegetarian, Heart Healthy, and/ or low fat diet.