So you've never heard of quinoa you say? You can't even pronounce quinoa, you say? Well that's okay, I'm here to broaden your knowledge of this delightful grain. First, say it with me: KEEN-wah. (Not, quine-oh-ah). KEEN-wah. What does this tiny thing taste like? I'd say it's very tasteless on it's own. Very much like rice, oats, and other grains, they are neutral until seasoned or incorporated into other recipes. One serving is 1 cup cooked quinoa. It has an amazing 8 g. of protein, 6 g. of dietary fiber, and only about 220 calories. Plus, you'll find other healthy properties like Vitamin C, folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, and more. What a powerhouse!
I love to make a big batch of quinoa and put it in my fridge in small, 1 cup. portion containers to pull out for any meal. It will last about a week in the refrigerator. (Do NOT leave out, it will go bad at room temperature.)
There are a few key things to remember when making quinoa: