Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an extremely nourishing seed, high in protein and very easy to digest. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and a great alternative to rice, grits or couscous. The plant originated in South America, in the Andes regions and it is closely related to beets. The seeds have a light and fluffy texture when cooked, and a mild flavor. You will find that quinoa comes in three different colors: red, black and golden. The nutritional value between varieties is very similar, but the black quinoa makes for a much more striking appearance once cooked.
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups of water or your favorite stock
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- A few drops of olive oil