Quinoa is a member of the Chenopodium family and is similar to amaranth. It was one of the staple grains for the ancient Incas, who called it 'The Mother Grain'. It has been consumed for thousands of years and is one of the highest grain sources of protein, about 17%. It is also high in iron, calcium, potassium and other valuable nutrients and commonly used as a substitute for rice in many recipes. Organic
Serving Size: 1/3 cup (50g)
Servings per package: 9
Suggested Use: Tasty Quinoa can be cooked like brown rice, yet only takes twenty minutes. First clean the Quinoa grain by rinsing through a strainer. Simmer for about twenty minutes until Quinoa expands fully. Then add seasonings and desired vegetables and cook until water is gone.
Other Ingredients: 100% Organic Quinoa
You can try adding some flavor by adding freeze dried corn and black beans to the quinoa.
1 cup Quinoa in 2 Cups of boiling water or Chicken Broth add: 1T. of oil or butter, 1/2 t. salt, simmer covered on low for 18-20 minutes, remove from heat, let set for five minutes.
1 cup uncooked Organic Quinoa Grain
2 cups water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or allspice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup milk
1 apple, diced
1 cup blueberries or other berries
1/2 cup chopped Pecans
1. Add quinoa, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to a small pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until most of the water has been absorbed.
2. Add milk, and simmer uncovered for an additional 10 minutes. Stir in apple, berries, and nuts. Remove from heat.
3. Let sit covered for 10 minutes while the porridge thickens. Sprinkle with Stevia before serving if desired.
Makes 4 servings
Nutrition info per serving: 307 calories; 14 g fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 g protein; 40 g carbohydrate; 6 g fiber; 159 mg sodium