Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa is gaining popularity at a breakneck pace both in the health and weight-loss worlds. Cooking Quinoa is quite simple. Here are some recipes you can use to prepare Quinoa.

Quinoa Oatmeal
You need 1 cup quinoa, 1 apple cored and chopped, 2 cups of water, crushed almonds, honey, 1 teaspoon cinnamon.Instructions: Mix quinoa, water, cinnamon, and apple in a pot and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat down to a and let the mixture simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes, stirring constantly. Transfer the contents to a serving bowl. Add the crushed almonds and serve with honey.

Quinoa Paella
You need 2 cups of quinoa, 2 cloves garlic crushed, 1 chopped red onion, 3 cups vegetable broth, 1/2 tsp saffron soaked in a cup of warm water, 1 red bell pepper (chopped), 1 cup green peas, 1 green bell pepper chopped, olive oil, lime,pepper and salt.

Instructions: Heat some olive oil in a pot. Add the onions and garlic while stirring. Follow up with the bell peppers. Next, add the quinoa and let it cook for about a minute. Stir in the saffron and the green peas. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat down to a simmer. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Serve with lime wedges.

Quinoa Veggie Soup
You need 1 cup of quinoa, 3 cups water, 5 cups vegetable broth, 1 cup of mushrooms, 1 carrot peeled and diced, 2 large tomatoes finely chopped, 1 celery diced, 2 cloves garlic crushed, 1 onion finely chopped, 1/4 head of cabbage chopped, 1 green bell pepper seeded and chopped, vegetable oil, parsley to garnish, salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions: Heat vegetable oil in a large pot. Use average heat. Stir in the ingredients as follows: quinoa, mushroom, celery, carrot, onion, garlic and bell pepper. After a few minutes, pour in the chicken broth followed by water, tomatoes and the cabbage in that order. Bring the contents of the pot to a boil, and then lower the heat and let simmer for 15 minutes or until quinoa is cooked and the vegetables are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley. Serve warm.

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