Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Quinoa pronounced KEENWA

Quinoa is grain I knew NOTHING about until I went gluten free. A gluten free diet makes it difficult to get a lot of fiber. Quinoa is an easy way to get those things! It looks like tiny seeds. It is available for purchase in the grocery stores here in the health food market.

Each serving packs a punch of nutrition it has 222 calories, 3.6g of fat, 5.2g of fiber and 8.1g of protein. It's also full of nutrients! For a full nutrition break down Quinoa.

I made it tonight for dinner to go as a side dish to the crock pot roast I made. It was easy to cook and takes about 20 minutes to fully cook. Here is the recipe I created tonight.

2 C beef broth
1 C Quinoa (washed/drained, but not cooked)
1/2 C fresh veggies ( I used peppers and onions)
Salt/Pepper to taste
cayenne pepper to taste as well

1) Bring broth to a boil. 2) add the Quinoa and bring it back to a boil. 3) 5 minutes into the boiling add peppers and onions. Add the seasonings and stir well. 3) let it simmer at a low boil for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

So easy and so tasty. It's a very adaptable recipe. You can use anything you want to make it to your own personal tastes.

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