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.
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 cups water or broth
Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve until water runs clear.
Transfer quinoa to a medium pot with water (or broth) and salt. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, uncovered, until quinoa is tender and a white "tail" appears around each grain, about 15 minutes.
Cover and set aside off the heat for 5 minutes; uncover and fluff with a fork.
Per serving: about 2 cup, 160 calories (25 from fat), 2.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 27g carbohydrates (3g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 6g protein.
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