Unless you grew up with hippie parents who were regulars at a hole-in-the-wall health-food store, you probably didn’t have a clue about quinoa until recently. Now the superfood’s stocked at big-box retailers, and its amped-up nutrition profile is leaving your go-to grains, like brown rice, in the dust. So, what exactly makes the obscure-sounding protein source so worthy of our attention?
To cook quinoa, the general rule is to add 1 cup of dried quinoa to 2 cups liquid inside a pot. Boil, cover, and let simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for about 5 minutes.
Now that the basics are out of the way, you’re ready to work the supergrain into your meals and snacks, and we’ve got seven ways to help you do it.
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