Quinoa is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids. It's light and fluffy in texture but has that whole grain ability to fill people up. If you've got company coming or are looking for leftovers, this recipe easily doubles.
Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve until water runs clear, drain and transfer to a medium pot. Add 2 cups 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.
Per Serving: Serving size: about 1 cup, 160 calories (25 from fat), 2.5g total fat, 150mg sodium, 27g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber), 6g protein.
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