Quinoa is a delicious gluten-free substitute for the wheat intolerant. It is also a nice substitute for rice. It cooks quickly by comparison and has a slight crunchy texture.

Time: 20 minutes
Yield: about 3 cups

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa, (red, white or mixed)

1 ½ cups Mirepoix Vegetable Stock or water

Preparation and Method:

1. Rinse quinoa under running water in a fine-meshed strainer. Transfer to a small or medium sauce pan with a lid.

2. Stir in 1 ½ cups vegetable stock or water and bring to a boil (about 2 minutes).

3. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. You’ll know it is done when the quinoa grows tiny little tails and all of the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with fork.

 

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You can usually find quinoa at your local health food store and often at Asian grocers, if you happen to have a good one in your area. Many grocery chains are now carrying this delicious, nutritious grain. If you can’t find it in your area, many products are available on-line, often with free shipping. You can get much better prices if you buy in bulk quantities. Quinoa comes in black, red, white and mixed. The more colorful, the more antioxidants and, therefore, the more healthy!

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Quinoa is a delicious gluten-free substitute for the wheat intolerant. It is also a flavorful substitute for rice. It cooks quickly by comparison and has a slightly crunchy texture.

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  1. Rinse quinoa under running water in a fine-meshed strainer. Transfer to a small or medium sauce pan with a lid.
  2. Stir in 1 ½ cups vegetable stock or water and bring to a boil (about 2 minutes).
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. You’ll know it is done when the quinoa grows tiny little tails and all of the water is absorbed.
  4. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
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Red Quinoa

 

Quinoa is a small round grain with a slightly nutty flavor. It remains firm unless overcooked, almost crunchy, and comes in varieties of white (tan), red, and black. You can often find them mixed. Quinoa is excellent in soups or as a delicious substitute for rice. You know when it is done by the "tail" each grain will produce at the end of the cooking process. A complete protein, quinoa is a nutrient rich grain and one well worth adding to your menu. I love buying from Food To Live. They have excellent products and customer service.

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