Quinoa is now growing in popularity, but as many individuals aren't really very comfortable with consuming it, there tends to be a confusion on how to assemble and utilise it.
Cooking quinoa isn't much distinct from cooking rice. It consumes the same amount of liquid as rice and gets cooked accordingly. One cup of quinoa can expand up to 3 cups of cooked food. To get the best out of your quinoa recipes, soak it for at least 5 minutes before you cook it.
Drain it using a fine sieve or a cheesecloth-lined colander. Add one cup of quinoa to two cups of liquid in the vessel. You can use water, broth, juice, or milk if you wish. All will give different qualities to your finished quinoa meal.
After the liquid boils, reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for about fifteen minutes. Once all the liquid gets absorbed, your quinoa is ready.
This grain is very versatile and is full of nutrition. It provides all the eight essential amino acids in your diet and is filling, so you eat less. So, take time and experiment with this healthy amazing grain. It's full of protein and digests slowly, so it really energises you for the whole day.
You will have to store the uncooked quinoa in an airtight container in a dark, cool spot in your cupboard or refrigerator. You'll find quinoa easily in any of the health food stores, specialty markets and several stores are actually starting to carry it in their bulk food section.
This simple vegetarian dish can be served on its own or as a side dish.
Ingredients That You Will Require:
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 4 onions (finely chopped)
- 3/4th teaspoon of sea salt
- 1/4th teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
- 1 yellow bell pepper (chopped)
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 2 cups of quinoa
- 4 cups of water
- 2 cups of vegetable stock
- The way to make your onions brown in a frying pan is by adding salt and red cayenne pepper.
- Add rest of the peppers and cook over a low heat until the onions are caramelized for about half an hour.
- When the onions have reached soft, golden stage, add the garlic, and let it cook for about two minutes.
- Add water and bring the liquid to a simmer, then lower the heat and allow it to cook.
- Then add quinoa to it. Cover and leave it for about forty minutes to cook.
- Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to sit with the lid on for about 5-10 minutes before serving it.