Quinoa Health Benefits and Recipe
What is Quinoa ?
Quinoa is a grain like seed with awesome health benefits. It has been grown in South American countries for centuries and was adopted by the Inca Tribes as part of their main diet.
Why is it good for you?
It is loaded with protein and essential amino acids. It is said to be one of the most complete forms of a protein source from plant foods. Along with amino acids, it is loaded with B vitamins, calcium, and iron.
Quinoa is an excellent addition to any healthy diet.
Quinoa Recipe: Spicy Quinoa
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup quinoa
1 1/2 tsp curry powde
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cup chicken stock
1 (14 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup raisins, soaked in hot water and drained
1) Stir together the olive oil, onion, and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the quinoa, curry powder, salt, pepper, cumin, cinnamon, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes until the quinoa is tender.
2) Once the quinoa has finished cooking, stir in the drained garbanzo beans, and raisins. Serve warm or cold.
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