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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

How to Cook Quinoa

Assalamualaikum ..

Wah! Finally, the 1st entry for 2015!! *clap clap clap*
Let's start with something light yah. Literally & figuratively. Hehe ;)

"Quinoa (/ˈknwɑː/, from Quechua kinwa or kinuwa )[2] is a species of the goosefoot genus (Chenopodium quinoa), a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, as it is not a member of the true grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beetrootsspinach and tumbleweeds. As a member of the Amaranthaceae family, it is related to and resembles amaranth, which is also a pseudocereal. It is high in protein, lacks gluten, and is tolerant of dry soil." -Wikipedia

So, as the new year ushers, we always resolute to do better things in life right. Especially when it comes to food. Hence the experiment with quinoa (kin-nwah). Let me tell you, it ACTUALLY tastes good y'all!! We've tried brown rice before, i didn't really like it. Quite bland. But this quinoa is quite tasty. I like the light & somewhat crunchy texture of it. 

I found out the easiest way to cook it is just like how we cook our rice. In a rice cooker! And i added on some chicken stock cube & salt for taste. 

Quinoa with roast chicken

The magic formula!

Quinoa Potato Salad

There you go. A delicious, healthy meal! :)