How To Cook QuinoaQuinoa is the superfood grain that’s not a grain and was considered the "food of the Gods" by the Inca’s. Quinoa is more related to the seed family than the grain family and carries a healthy dose of protein along with all 9 essential amino acids. Because quinoa has all 9 essential amino acids, it’s considered a complete protein. If you're wondering how to cook quinoa, the video included here will help.
Of the many reasons I like quinoa, the primary ones are:
- It’s more related to the seed family than the grain family
- Gluten free
- Contains all 8 essential amino acids
- Almost 25% protein
Quinoa fluffs up to 3x it’s original uncooked size and keeps in the fridge for up to a week, so you can make a good batch ahead of time and then serve it up all week long.
More reasons I like Quinoa. A ¾ cup serving contains:
- 2.5 grams of fiber
- 5 grams of protein
- A whopping 315 mg of potassium
- A healthy 90 mg of magnesium
That my dear reader is a great nutritional profile!
How To Cook Quinoa
The authors of the upcoming Quinoa 365: the everyday superfood put together this video of how to cook quinoa.
The authors Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming are Canadian (which is awesome) and have been creating quinoa recipes for years. I look forward to their quinoa cookbook when it’s released. You can find out more about them at Quinoa 365.
Quinoa is not really much different than cooking rice. The only thing to keep in mind is how much it expands. A little goes a long way. If you're wondering how to cook quinoa, wonder no more. It's easy.
I thought it was funny that the pots Patricia and Carolyn were using in the video are the same ones I have.
Quinoa plays a part in my soon to be released Fat Loss Fundamentals