Thursday, June 28, 2012

I've discovered Quinoa!

Hannah has been asking me for sometime to make Quinoa (pronounced "keen-wa").  So we bought some at the store a while ago to try.  I really wasn't sure about it.  But if she was willing to try it, I must as well.

So here is what we did.....

1 cup of Quinoa
1 1/4 cups of liquid (we used chicken stock)

First you need to really rinse the Quinoa very well.  Place the Quinoa in a metal strainer over a large bowl.  Fill the bowl with water and let the Quinoa soak for at least 15 minutes.  After the 15 minutes rince the Quinoa for 2-3 minutes.

Place the liquid and Quinoa in a pot and bring to a simmer.  Reduce heat to low and cook 30-35 minutes.  Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit covered for about 5 minutes.

It is now ready to use in whatever recipe you choose.  We added provolone cheese and a small amount of parmasan cheese.  Let me tell you WE love this!!  I found a really cool website, Cooking Quinoa,  that is all about Quinoa cooking.  If you have never tried this wonderful must.  It is so good for you!! 

Some we will be trying soon are: 

1 comment:

Sandra said...

I have never had it either, now I really want to try.