Here is a very simple, quick way to cook this powerfood. Learn about all the benefits you will get from eating Quinoa Powerfood
How to Cook Quinoa
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- pinch Himalayan salt
- Rinse the quinoa with water and then drain the water.
- Add 2 cups of water to a pot and bring to a boil.
- Add a pinch of salt.
- Simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and let it stand for 10 minutes.
- Gently fluff with a fork and serve.
I usually serve quinoa the same as I do with rice with vegetables. I have been known to eat a bowl full all by itself because it tastes so good.
Always Rinse Quinoa, although highly nutritious, is actually coated with the toxic chemical saponin; you must rinse the quinoa thoroughly. Saponins can be challenging to the immune system and stomach. Commercial processing methods remove much of the bitter soapy saponins coating quinoa seeds, but it is best to rinse again to remove any of the powdery saponins that may remain on the seeds.
How often to eat quinoa?
Like all good foods, we need variety so best not to eat it every day. A few times a week is good enough.
Please do not cook a huge pot of quinoa or any other grain to last you all week. Refrigerating cooked grains imparts a waxy texture and washes out their subtle flavors. Freshly prepared foods satiate and energize; stale and leftover foods make us feel stale and leftover. May you be well nourished.
This is my favourite quiona, see the list and you will see why I love it.
truRoots Organic Quinoa 100% Whole Grain Premium Quality.
- Pre-Washed (so no rinsing), Organic (all grains are best organic)
- From farms that use best practices and time-honored tradition. (Eco friendly is high on my list)
Deluxe Quinoa Pudding – This is an extra special quinoa pudding made from my favorite grain that as we now know is really a seed. You can simply cook it on top of the stove in a pot till it is the consistency you like, but baking it makes it extra yummy! The raisins and dried apricots add a very tasty sweetness. I love pecans and that is what for me makes it a deluxe pudding. You can use other nuts if you prefer.
Quinoa Coconut Almond Porridge – Sugarless is a great breakfast. This quinoa porridge is more like having dessert for breakfast. It is high in protein and full of other important nutrients.
Quinoa with Pomegranate and Cashews – What an exotic delicious combination this quinoa with pomegranate and cashews dish is! Also, it is a very filling meal full of nutrients. The good news is that it is exceptionally easy to make in minutes.
Quinoa Arugula Salad – This is a yummy and nourishing quinoa arugula salad for any season. It is full of good protein from the quinoa and the pumpkin seeds.It is a whole meal in one bowl.
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