Monday, April 20, 2015

Quinoa

Quinoa is a healthy and nutritious food.  It is high in protein, fiber and antioxidents.  You can eat quinoa for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  The following recipe is from Simply Quinoa.  I hope you will try it.  Enjoy!



Simply Quinoa
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cup quinoa, uncooked, soaked, and rinsed
  • 3 cups vanilla almond milk, unsweetened + 1/2 cup, divided
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • pinch of salt
  • Toppings: fresh berries, more almond milk, and slivered almonds
Instructions
  1. First begin by soaking your quinoa in water. Then strain. Place quinoa in a large sauce pan, along with 3 cups of almond milk, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 1 cinnamon stick, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Slice your vanilla bean down the center and scrape out the inside. Spoon into sauce pan and then add in the actually vanilla bean.
  3. Bring to a boil. Then, turn to low and cover. Let simmer for about 15 minutes or until the liquid has absorbed. Next, add in about 1/2 cup to 1 cup of almond milk. Mix.
  4. Serve hot with additional almond milk, berries, and slivered almonds!



Yummy!




2 comments:

betty said...

That does sound good! I had quinoa for the first time about 6 months ago with a rice blend. I'll have to try it in this form!

betty

Patricia Lynne said...

That does sound good. I've seen quinoa in the store, but have yet to try it.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
Story Dam
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author