5 tips for perfect, fluffy quinoa.
Quinoa is one of nature’s superfoods. Quinoa, pronounced KEEN-wah, is a tiny, nutty-tasting, gluten-free grain, that delivers healthy doses of protein and fiber. It is also one of the only plant foods that is a complete protein, meaning that it provides the body with all 9 essential amino acids. A 1/2-cup serving of quinoa has 111 calories, 2 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 4 g protein and 3 g fiber. Even better, this nutritional heavyweight is practically foolproof to cook and has become my go-to grain when I don’t have much time to cook, since quinoa cooks in about 15 minutes. Download a FREE Healthy Quinoa Recipe Cookbook!
Here are my tips for how to cook quinoa perfectly:
—Emily Kennedy, Recipe Developer & Tester for EatingWell Magazine
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