Hailed as the 'supergrain of the future', quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) contains more protein than any other grain, and is considered a complete protein because it contains all eight essential amino acids. Quinoa can be used in much the same way as rice is used.
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
- Place quinoa and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until all of the water is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Makes 6 (1/2 cup) servings.
Tip: Quinoa is done when the grains have turned from white to transparent, and the spiral-like germ has separated.