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!

Ingredients

- 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.