Sunday, August 28, 2005

Simple Steamed Quinoa - the recipe

Simple Steamed Quinoa
Inspired by Shauna at Glutenfree Girl

UPDATED July 14, 2013
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total Cooking time: 20-25 minutes

Serves 4-6

2 cups/500ml chicken stock
3 cloves garlic, peeled and whacked to broaden the flavor surface
1 cup quinoa grains (I mixed red & regular this time, that’s why the photo looks more like kasha/buckwheat)
Directions:1. Rinse quinoa well under cold running water to remove the bitter coating.

2. Bring chicken stock/broth with garlic to a boil in a pot over medium high heat.

3. Add the quinoa, stir and let it return to a boil. Then reduce the heat to simmer and cover for 20 minutes or until the quinoa is soft but still a bit chewy.

4. Mash the garlic so it combines with the cooked quinoa. And you’re done.

You can add herbs (whatever you like), some salt & pepper to taste and serve it instead of potatoes or couscous.
It makes a great salad by adding some lemon juice, olive oil and your favorite chunky vegetables, chicken, roasted artichoke hearts, olives, tuna……the list is endless.

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