How to Cook Quinoa in few minutes. Healthy and nutritious quinoa is a better substitute for rice and keeps you full longer. It is a seed which you can cook in advance and store in fridge for few days.
Quinoa is an edible seed that has grown in popularity. Its high in fibre, protein, folate, and magnesium, among other nutrients. The plant has been cultivated for over 5000 years and is native to South Americas Andean region, specifically Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Peru. Quinoa in Tamil is Seemai Thinai.
Quinoa was created by whom?
It was developed by the Incas in the mountains of Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. It has been at the forefront in these areas for the past 5,000 years. Quinoa is a staple for the Incas and is still a popular food source for their descendants, the Quechua and Aymara.
Is quinoa more nutritious than rice?
A cup of quinoa also contains twice as much protein and 5 grammes more fibre than the same amount of white rice. Quinoa is not only the healthier option due to its higher protein and fibre content, but it also fills you up faster, allowing for smaller portion sizes.
It is the first time i ever attempted to cook quinoa. To my surprise it turned out to be delicious, i loved it. To my tastebuds it almost tasted like wheat rava. I used this cooked quinoa to make fried rice and loved it. Planning to try few more recipes as well.
Ingredients for Quinoa Recipe :
Quinoa is high in protein, has a sweet and nutty flavour, and has a distinct texture. It can also be used in place of starchier pasta and rice in a variety of dishes. A common issue when cooking quinoa is that it can produce a bitter aftertaste. There is, however, a simple solution to avoid the bitter taste.
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How to Cook Quinoa (Easy Method)
- 1 cup Quinoa
- ½ tsp Salt
- 2 cups Water
- ½ tsp Oil
- Wash and drain quinoa. Heat oil in a sauce pan, add the quinoa and toast for 30 seconds.
- Now add in water and salt. Mix well. Bring it to a boil. Simmer the flame, cover with a lid and cook for 15 to 20 mins till quinoa has absorbed all the water.
- Now set aside covered for 5 mins.
- Now fluff it up and serve.
How to Cook Quinoa (Step by Step)
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