Discover the Magic of Quinoa

 

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If you are a client of DeliverLean, you have probably tasted a few dishes with one of our favorite grains – Quinoa, (pronounced KEEN-wah). Quinoa boasts vitamin B, iron, zinc, potassium and calcium. It is one of the fastest-cooking grains and it can stay fresh in the fridge for a few days, so it is perfect for people on the go. We also love that Quinoa has eight amino acids and can help strengthen the body.

If you are interested in trying Quinoa, we suggest cooking up a big pot of it and then flavoring according to your personal preferences. Make sure to rinse quinoa before cooking to remove the bitter coating called saponin.

Basic Quinoa

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa

2 cups water

 

Directions:

  • Using astrainer, rinse quinoa with cool water until the water runs clear.
  • Combine quinoa and water in a pot, cover and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook covered for 15 minutes or until all water has been absorbed.

 

Quinoa Instant Breakfast

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

 

Ingredients:

         Cooked quinoa – reheat for 5 minutes with 1/8 of a cup of water

¼ cup dried currants

¼ cup dried apricots

¼ cup roasted sunflower seeds

¼ cup almond milk

½ banana, chopped

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Reheat the quinoa and add all the remaining ingredients. Enjoy!