Recently, on a trip to Costco, i purchased a bag of Organic Quinoa. We like Couscous a lot (very similar to Quinoa), but often find it hard to find in a bigger, more economical size. The bag sat on my pantry shelf for a few weeks, while
i rummaged up the courage i figured out what to do with it.
Have you ever tried Quinoa??
"Hailed as the 'supergrain of the future,' quinoa contains more protein than any other grain. Quinoa is also gluten free. It is considered a complete protein because it contains all eight essential amino acids. Quinoa is also higher in unsaturated fats and lower in carbohydrates than most grains, and it provides a rich and balanced source of vital nutrients." Epicurious, Food Dictionary.
Verdict: The Quinoa was very easy to cook and only needed a bit of broth to add a bit of flavour. I kept my first-go at it pretty neutral, trying to taste only the Quinoa. A few days later, i added half-can of Mushroom soup (have you ever done that with rice?) for flavour, and the kids really gobbled that up! A few more times in, i've used olive oil and various seasonings (throw it all in there, how ever you feel!?!), or rice vinegar and butter (Super Yum-the rice vinegar makes it go slightly like sushi/sticky rice).
If you have made Quinoa, what do you do with it?
Any kickass recipes i SHOULD know about??