Dwayne BondComment

Flavorful Quinoa

Dwayne BondComment
Flavorful Quinoa

When I took a break from eating brown rice, I incorporated black rice into my diet.  Black rice is a really tasty rice that is both filling and full of flavor.  However, I ran across quinoa about 6 months ago and fell in love with it.  It's quick to make, not overpowering to other dishes, energizing to the body, and packed with protein.  Try it out and enjoy!


- 2 cups of water

- 1 cup of quinoa

- 1/4 tsp of garlic powder

- 1/4 tsp of cumin

- 1/4 tsp of curry powder

- 1/4 tsp of basil 

- 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder

- 1/2 onion (diced into small edible chunks) - adds flavor

- 1/2 tsp of favorite soy sauce (I use Coconut Aminos - it's low sodium)

- salt to taste with sea salt (I use pink himalayan sea salt - it has tons of minerals in it)

- 1 tsp of olive oil (for flavor)


Simple instructions:

1.  Put the water in the pot with a top on it (keeps the water from evaporating) and bring it to a boil.

2.  Add quinoa and stir.

3.  Turn the heat down to a little below medium heat.

4.  Add all of the seasonings (including soy sauce) in no particular order.

5.  Add onion and olive oil.

6.  Let it cook w/ the top on until all the water boils out.  

7.  It's done when you it's fluffy when using a fork.  If it's mushy, it needs more time.

8.  Keep the top on it until you are ready to eat.