Quinoa

quinoa

Have you tried quinoa yet?  It’s a grain that is originally from the Andes in South America, and is becoming more popular in the United States.  Quinoa is a rich source of protein, and contains essential amino acids, making it a complete protein source.  It’s also an excellent source of dietary fiber and is gluten-free.  Quinoa is very easy to cook, and is a great alternative to white rice.  Simply bring one cup of Quinoa and 1 1/2 cups of water to boil.  Cover, reduce to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes.  I usually add a dash of olive oil.  You could also substitute the water for chicken broth or vegetable stock to add flavor.  For a quick and healthy dinner, add Quinoa, 2 cooked chicken breasts, 2 cups cooked corn, 2 cups black beans, 1/2 cup chopped red pepper, and 1/2 cup chopped onion.  Try it tonight!

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