Quinoa is a flowering plant in the amaranth family. It is an herbaceous annual plant grown as a crop primarily for its edible seeds; the seeds are rich in protein, dietary fiber, B vitamins, and dietary minerals in amounts greater than in many grains.
High in protein, Quinoa is one most popular health foods containing a whole lot of minerals, vitamins, and several beneficial antioxidants. Quinoa aids weight loss as it increases metabolism and reduces the appetite significantly. It is easy to cook and delicious to eat. The nutty-flavored quinoa can be cooked similarly to rice pulao – with vegetables or meat. It needs to be washed thoroughly as the seed coating (saponins) needs to be removed for it produces a slightly bitter taste. 😀
It can be ready to eat in as little as 15–20 minutes:
- Put 2 cups (240 ml) of water in a pot, turn up the heat.
- Add 1 cup (170 grams) of raw quinoa, with a dash of salt.
- Boil for 15–20 minutes.
- Now add some veggies (tomatoes, onions, green chiilies) as per your taste.
Additional, you can add one scoop of curd too 🙂