How to Cook Quinoa
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve until water runs clear. Drain and transfer to a medium pot. Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Let simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes until most of the water is absorbed. Turn off the heat and cover pan with a lid and let sit for about 10 to 15 minutes. When all the water is absorbed, fluff with a fork. Makes about 2 cups cooked.
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 or 2 teaspoons honey
Handful of pecan pieces
Cinnamon to taste
Top with fresh fruit of your choice (strawberries, blueberries, mango, raspberries, peaches, etc.
Almond or coconut milk, if desired
Mango Quinoa Salad
1 cup quinoa
1 large tomato, seeded and diced
2 ears of corn, kernels removed or 1 to 1½ cups frozen corn
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1 mango, diced
3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon lemon zest
Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve until water runs clear. Drain and transfer to a medium pan. Add 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a medium simmer and 5 to 7 minutes until most of the water is absorbed. Turn off heat and cover pan with a lid. Let this sit for about 10-15 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork.
To make a tasty side dish for lunch or dinner add some slivered almonds, fresh chopped onion or scallions, and a dash of tamari to taste. Mix all together and you have a delicious side dish that is good hot or cold.
This wonderfully versatile seed can be used in a variety of ways. You can get creative and prepare your own tasty side dishes.