Monday, 4 June 2012

Quinoa - A simple recipe

Are you looking for a healthy meal to prepare which you won’t spend hours in the kitchen?  So here’s a quick and simple recipe for you. 

Quinoa or, as some people call it, `Rice of Incas’ is a very healthy option for those who want to avoid rice for one reason or another.  There are several ways of making it but one of the easiest and still tasty ways is to serve it with red Kidney Beans (or Raajmaanh) or simply boiled chick peas (Kabuli Chaney).

1 Tb. Sp.              Olive Oil/ Colza oil
1 cup                     Quinoa
Kelpamar (according to taste)
Boil water.
Add quinoa grains.

Let it boil for about 5 - 10 minutes.
When it is done you’ll see that the grains haver germinated.

Once the grains are well cooked, lower the flame and let the water dry.

Serve in a dish with kelpamar and olive oil or colza oil dressing.  You can add some boiled chickpeas or red kidney beans (rajma) to it. 

It is a healthy and complete meal.  Personally I love it as main course of my meal.  If you are looking for a healthy
Health Benefits:
Quinoa has a very high nutritional value and its high protein content (18%) makes it ideal for those looking for protein rich diet.
Colza or Rapeseed oil is a rich source of Omega 3, 6 and 9 and an excellent source of these Omega elements for vegetarians.
And if you don’t get Colza oil, you can use Olive oil, which, too, has several health benefits.

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