From the novice to the professional, cooks of all skill levels are finding this superfood is a real crowd pleaser. Economical, quinoa cook up to three times its original volume while providing more nutritional value and energy than compared to white rice, pasta or meat.
Stuff to know:
A dieter’s delight! Quinoa is a good carbohydrate since it digests gradually, converting sugar to fat slowly. You’ll feel fuller longer and you won’t experience the peaks and valleys in blood sugar levels.
Rich in vitamins E, B2 and B6, folic acid, manganese, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium and chloride
Directions for use:
Place seeds in a fine mesh colander
Rinse the seeds to remove any protective coating “saponins” under running cold water
In saucepan, add one part quinoa to two parts liquid (water or stock)
Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for approx. 12 minutes
Remove from heat and allow to sit for 4 to 7 minutes to achieve desired texture