Quinoa, pronounced keen-wah, is labeled as a superfood with all due rights. It is high in protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and all of the other good things the body needs to thrive. Find the food at most any supermarket at a relatively inexpensive price and prepare it morning, noon, or night. Quinoa is very versatile and can be used in so many amazing ways in the kitchen. Before you head out to the market, learn how easy cooking quinoa really is with the information below.
First, you’ll need one cup of quinoa and two cups of hot water or other liquids and a saucepan or skillet to prepare it. Most people mix quinoa with water, but sometimes it is used with milk, fruit juices, and other liquids. It is fairly easy to prepare, so just relax as you gather all of the supplies. It is always scary the first time, but rest assured this is one of the easiest foods that you will ever prepare (and one of the healthiest, too).
Place the liquid of your choice in the saucepan on the stove and bring to a boil. Add the quinoa, rapidly stirring as you reduce the heat to a low setting. Cover the saucepan and let it simmer for 10 – 15 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed. Once the quinoa is done cooking, use a fork to fluff it.
Not only does quinoa taste great, it is easy to prepare and a little goes a long way. This one cup that you’ve prepared yields about six servings, so it is easy to feed everyone in the family. Just remember that quinoa expands in water, so if you add it to a soup, your broth may soak it up!
Quinoa is easy enough to prepare that even kids can do it. With so many awesome nutritional benefits, it pays to add this superfood to your menu sooner instead of later. No matter who you are or what your age, it is easy to improve your good health with the addition of quinoa! It is worth changing your diet for.