Health Benefits of Quinoa
- Quinoa is a whole grain and considered a good source of fiber. Each serving has 5 grams of fiber.
- Quinoa is a complete protein with all eight essential amino acids – great for vegetarians and vegans! It has more protein than other grains.
- Quinoa is a good source of folate, magnesium, iron, phosphorous and many phytochemicals.
Where can I find quinoa?
It is widely available and can be found in most grocery stores typically near rice and other grains. Can’t find it? Just ask someone to please point you toward the best grain out there.
- 2 cups low sodium broth
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 shallot, diced
- 3 sprigs of green onion, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced (optional)
- 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- Pepper, to taste
- Fresh basil, diced
- If quinoa is not prewashed, be sure to rinse it with water
- Sauté shallot, spring onion and red pepper in olive oil on medium heat until shallot is translucent
- Add quinoa and toast the grain for 5 minutes
- Add broth and bring to boil
- Cover and simmer on medium heat for about 15 minutes (or until broth is fully absorbed and grain pops to produce a white tail)
- Add in pepper and fresh basil
- Serve warm
- cup of cooked quinoa makes about 5 servings