Quinoa – basic recipe

This is a basic quinoa recipe.  You can use the cooked quinoa in other recipes or to replace rice or pastas.

Ingredients:

1 cup of uncooked Mixtura Latina White Quinoa (organic or regular)
1 tablespoon of butter or oil
2 tablespoons of onion (finely chopped)
1 garlic clove, mashed or cut up
1 ½ cups of water or stock (chicken, meet or vegetable stock)
Salt (to taste)

Preparation:

Heat up the oil or butter in a pot or casserole over medium heat.
Add the onion and garlic, let them cook until they are soft (approximately 3-5 minutes).
Add the quinoa and the water or stock.  Bring to a boil, and reduce the heat to low.  Let it cook for approximately 15 minutes or until the water is gone and the quinoa is soft.  Add salt to taste.

NOTE:  Quinoa is rich in iron, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin E, thiamin, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, calcium and copper.  Quinoa also has a high percentage of total dietary fiber which makes it an ideal nourishment to eliminate toxins from our organism.  Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids, making it one of the most protein-rich foods we can enjoy.

 

Quinoa

Quinoa

 

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