Learn to Cook: Quinoa

Serves 4 (makes about 4 cups)

Quinoa is a complete protein containing all eight essential amino acids. It's light and fluffy in texture but has that whole grain ability to fill people up--and if you've got company coming, this recipe easily doubles to serve eight people.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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Method: 

Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve until water runs clear, drain and transfer to a medium pot. Add water and salt and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer until water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside off the heat for 5 minutes; uncover and fluff with a fork.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:160 calories (25 from fat), 2.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 6g protein
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