Quinoa - KEEN WHAA????
That's how my kids pronounce it KEEN WHAA? We made a couple of dishes with the packet of quinoa we purchased (approx. $5) today and no, it's not cheap however I did make 2 meals out of the 1 packet. I have had my moments with quinoa, with it's peculiar taste however now I double and triple rinse it and cook it in either stock for savoury meals or natural fruit juice for breakfast meals. Our kids are loving it and tonight's meal got 2 plate serves.
I felt both the renagade row and shoulder press this morning, I love doing my arms. I plan on doing my run tomorrow which I am hoping to get to bed early, so I have the energy to get up early and "actually" do it!
Quinoa what is it exactly? Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is a highly nutritious gluten-free grain. This ancient grain contains more protein than any other grain, with a good balance of all 8 essential amino acids, making it a good choice for vegetarians. Quinoa is also high in fibre and has a low-GI, beneficial for keeping blood sugar levels stable. Quinoa is an ideal grain for diabetics.
We enjoy it from time to time and for a change when we want to replace our typical pasta meals or mix up our morning cereals.
For some of my readers who wanted to find out how I cook my quinoa, here is my process.
How to cook quinoa until it's light and fluffy
I thoroughly wash/rinse my quinoa. That's the key and for every cup, I cook it in boiling water (or your of choice whether cooking a savoury or sweet dish eg: stock or fruit juice) for 15 minutes, then drain and allow to absorb on a tea towel or paper towel.