How to Cook Quinoa – Fluffy Quinoa at Home – Healthy Quinoa Recipe – Cooking Quinoa is simple with right directions. You will cook perfect, fluffy quinoa every time after this.
How to say it + what it is: First, a few things about quinoa. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah, not kwih-NOAH) is a seed that we treat like a grain. It’s naturally gluten-free, very versatile, and can easily be used as a substitute for rice or couscous. You can even use it as a breakfast cereal served warm with honey and milk or your favorite oatmeal toppings. People toss it into granola, bake cakes with it, and more. It’s everywhere!
There are different kinds. Similar to rice, quinoa comes in different varieties. Some of the most common varieties and mixtures sold are white, red, and tri-colored blends. I haven’t noticed any real taste difference between white and tri-color, though to me the red is slightly nuttier (not in a bad way).
It packs a lot of protein. Quinoa has all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. In one cup of cooked quinoa, there are about 8 grams of protein, which is especially good news for those who follow plant-based diets. Yay protein!
Listed are few more benefits of Quinoa:
- Highly Nutritious
- Contains the Plant Compounds like Quercetin and Kaempferol
- High in Fiber
- Gluten Free
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when & why did quinoa become so popular? What makes this low-carb rice substitute so invaluable in the world of nutrition despite all the years that have passed? Because it is gluten-free and has a lot of health benefits.
Ingredients for How to Cook Quinoa – Fluffy Quinoa at Home – Healthy Quinoa Recipe
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ghee