I love cooking with quinoa because it is such a versatile grain. For more than 5000 years, quinoa has been the staple food of people of the Andes.
The tiny quinoa seeds are packed with important nutrients. A 1/2 cup serving provides about 2 mg of iron more than any unfortified grain product. It also contributes large amounts of several other essential minerals, including magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc as well as numerous B vitamins.
Most of the calories in a cup of cooked quinoa come from complex carbohydrates. It also provides protein which is of a higher quality than similar products.
Use quinoa in place of all-purpose flour in muffin and cake recipes
1 cup quinoa
1 cup lentils
1 Green Pepper
salt to taste
Cook some quinoa with salt and water. It will be ready in about 15-20 minutes it will be nice and fluffy) Once ready, place on the side.
Also boil some lentils and add salt to them to taste. This should take about 20 minutes. Once ready, place on the side.
Serve as a side dish on its own or with a salad.