Such an interesting word, one that I botched the pronunciation of until corrected. Thanks, Danielle Bray, and happy birthday! =)
Strolling through Kroger I’d always pick up the box, overanalyze and put it back down. Last week I finally pulled the trigger! And whipped up a tasty concoction for lunch yesterday. Quinoa is the best grain for you, containing all of the essential amino acids, it’s easy to digest, is gluten-free and has 6 grams of protein in just a half a cup. That’s before all the added yumminess!
I read from someone who made quinoa that they made the rookie mistake of not rinsing it before cooking it. Well, I guess that means I made the rookiest mistake of not reading the box that said this was pre-washed, no rinsing required. It stuck to my hand like Elmer's glue when I attempted this. Whoops! Here’s what I threw together this afternoon
Quin + Things
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups water
1 tsp/2 cloves garlic
Dash of EVOO
Half a zucchini, red pepper + avocado
Parmesan cheese (amount to your liking)
Salt and pepper
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
Feta cheese (again, your call!)
The ingredients are really at your discretion, add as much or as little as you like, substitute or leave out altogether!