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Quinoa Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by milkifun98

Makes 14 servings



A nice recipe I made last night. It is very healthy and goes well with chicken breast.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa

500 grams Quinoa
7 Teaspoon Juice
60 grams Almonds Ground
1.5 medium (approx 2-3/4" long, 2-1/2" dia) Peppers, Sweet, Red
3 carrot Carrots
1 medium (2-1/2" dia) Onions
2 tsp Sea Salt
1 dash Pepper, Black
3 tablespoon Oregano

Recipe Directions for Quinoa

  1. Measure and rinse quinoa. One cup of dried quinoa yields about 3 cups cooked. Measure out quinoa, place it in a fine-mesh strainer, rinse thoroughly with cool water, and drain. Rinsing removes quinoa's natural coating, called saponin, which can make it taste bitter or soapy. Although boxed quinoa is often pre-rinsed, it doesn't hurt to give the seeds an additional rinse at home. Some cookbooks suggest soaking the quinoa but, in our experience, this is unnecessary.

  2. Place quinoa in a small saucepan with liquid. Quinoa may be cooked in water or vegetable or meat stock. We use a 2:1 ratio ? 2 cups liquid to 1 cup quinoa. Use a larger saucepan if you are cooking more than this basic amount.

  3. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer over low heat. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. You should see tiny spirals (the germ) separating from and curling around the quinoa seeds (see image at right).

  4. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve. Some people like to add olive oil, butter, salt, or pepper. Cooked quinoa can also be used as the basis for pilafs, salads, breakfast porridges, and more.

  5. Prepare the onion and the peppers (on a stick pan)

  6. Steam the carrots

  7. Add vegetables + remaining ingredients to the quinoa.

  8. Enjoy!

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 74.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
166
Calories from Fat
32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.6g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Sodium
231mg
10%
Potassium
267mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
27.1g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
6.3g
Vitamin A 42% Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 4% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
83% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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