This is my first Bob's Red Mill grain that I tried from my Grains -Of- Discovery box.
Quinoa is pronounced keen-wa and is a "pseudo-grain"-actually a gluten-free seed, but used in cooking like a whole grain. Quinoa, being a nutritious whole grain, has per serving 7 grams protein and 3 grams of fiber. It also is high in iron. Quinoa is a traditional grain of the Andes. Quinoa is delicious on its own and has an earthy flavor. It is a great nutritious alternative to white rice and couscous in most recipes. It is also very easy to prepare.
This is what Quinoa looks like. Cooking Quinoa is simple.
1 cup Quinoa
2 cups water or broth
Rinse the Quinoa in a strainer under water for 2 minutes. Then boil the water in a saucepan. Add the Quinoa and cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove from heat and let stand for 15 minutes. Remove cover and fluff with a fork.
This is what the cooked Quinoa looks like. You can enjoy it plain or use in these delicious recipes found on Bob's Red Mill website I like to eat my grains with beans, salsa, and guacamole over it.
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