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Basic Quinoa

No recipe image available.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.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water

Cooking Directions:

  1. 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.