Tired of serving plain old rice with your meals? Why not try quinoa? Quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah”) is an ancient seed that packs a nutritional punch of protein, fiber and potassium. It cooks up in only 15 minutes, making it a perfect side dish for busy families.
Quinoa is perfect in soups, or as a base for a cold salad too. I actually have a quinoa salad recipe that you will want to take to all of your summer potlucks. Recipe coming soon.
In the meantime, this is how I cooked my red quinoa a few nights ago to go with our apple-butter lamb filets. Adding some coconut milk was a wonderful flavor compliment to the cinnamon in the apple butter.
Simply take one cup of water,
and one cup of coconut milk.
Pour liquid in a small pot along with 1 cup of quinoa. Bring to a boil, stir, then place the lid on top and lower heat to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and serve.
How do you like your quinoa?
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