Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Best Grain Ever

Quinoa pretty much rules. 

It is known as the “mother grain of the Incas.”  
Quinoa is a versatile, high fiber grain.  
It also contains a perfect balance of all eight amino acids, 
making it a complete protein, 
Even when served alone.

Here is one of my favorite quinoa recipes: 

Peruvian Vegan Stew

1 qrt. vegetable stock
1 lb. butternut or kabocha squash
1 can black beans
4 oz. quinoa
½ lb. potatoes
2 or more tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp each cilantro & mint – chopped

Start by simmering the quinoa with the stock in a soup pot.  While that’s going on cut the squash & potatoes into cubes – roughly 1 inch.  After a half hour add squash / potatoes to soup & simmer.  After 10-15 minutes add garlic & herbs.  Add rinsed beans.  You may add soy rizo for additional flavor.  Add salt & pepper to taste.  I sometimes throw some chopped kale on top at the end for good measure.

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1 comment:

  1. i want to make quinoa patties. can we have a party??