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Learn to Cook, Learn to Save: Quinoa

Cooking quinoa is easier done than said! All it takes is fire and water and about 30 minutes with very little attention. And really, “KEEN-wah” is not any harder to say than it is to cook. Check it out. Why Should I? 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.

Cooking quinoais easier done than said! All it takes is fire and water and about 30 minutes with very little attention. And really, “KEEN-wah” is not any harder to say than it is to cook. Check it out.Why Should I?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.What Do I Need?

Learn to Cook Quinoa

1 cup 365 Everyday Value® Organic Quinoa2 cups water½ tsp saltOkay, Let’s Do This ThingRinse 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. Print, save or share the recipe. Tips and Tricks

  • For extra flavor, use vegetable, chicken or beef broth instead of water when cooking quinoa.

  • Toast quinoa (after rinsing) in a large skillet for 3 to 4 minutes before cooking to add more depth to its flavor.

  • Pour soymilk over hot cooked quinoa and top with nuts and dried fruit for a satisfying breakfast cereal.

  • For a healthier twist on pasta or potato salad, toss cooked quinoa with chopped vegetables, fresh herbs, vinegar and olive oil.

  • Add cooked quinoa to soups, stews and casseroles.

  • Store cooked and cooled quinoa in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Quinoa Loaf with Mushrooms and Peas

Welcome spring—or vegetarian guests—to your table with this delicious main-course recipe. At about 94¢ per serving Quinoa Loaf with Mushrooms and Peas is destined to become a favorite for family and feasts alike. For killer veggie “burgers,” serve any leftover slices on toasted whole wheat buns with lettuce and spicy mustard.Hungry for more?We’ve got loads more quinoa recipes for you to try and lots more quinoa cooking tips.As always, you can turn to The Whole Deal value guide for money-saving tips, affordable recipes, weekly menu ideas, Sure Deals and coupons.Have you tried quinoa yet? How do you serve it?

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