Quinoa, pronounced KEEN-wa, although considered to be a grain, is a seed with a delicious nutty taste packed with protein. In fact, it’s a complete protein, which means it has all of the nine essential amino acids. For people on a gluten-free diet, it’s a great gluten-free source of protein.
Quinoa is prepared in the same way you would cook brown rice, one part quinoa to two parts water, for about twenty minutes after the water comes to a boil. Avoid overcooking it in order to keep the flavor and texture palatable.
You can prepare it for breakfast, adding the same finishings as you would such as maple syrup and nuts, or as a lunch or dinner item, serving it cold as a sort of salad or warm with vegetables in place of rice.
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