Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has the highest nutritional profile and cooks the fastest of all grains. It is an extremely high-energy grain and has been grown and consumed for about 8,000 years on the high plains of the Andes Mountains in South America. The Incas were able to run such long distances at such a high altitude because of this powerful grain.
- Contains all eight amino acids to make it a complete protein
- Has a protein content equal to milk
- High in B vitamins, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium & vitamin E
- Gluten-free; easy to digest
- Ideal food for endurance
- Strengthens the kidneys, heart, and lungs
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
seasonings to taste
- Using a fine mesh strainer, rinse quinoa with cool water until the water runs clear.
- Combine quinoa and water in a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook covered for 15 minutes or until all water has been absorbed.
- Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes covered; fluff with a fork.
- Season as you like.
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