How to cook red quinoa

Hello guys!

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Today’s quote is something I have been seeing on Instagram a lot, and thought that it would be good sharing it with you guys 🙂

A lot of the time, we see our competition as outside things mainly other people, what they have, and what they achieved… but in reality, the real competition is ourselves! Take a moment this week to try and beat the person you were last week. Be better, eat better, work harder. Just be your best self!

Now moving on to the recipe I wanted to share. This recipe is a staple in my kitchen and diet in general. it allows me to create so many different healthy meals. and hopefully, by sharing it with you guys I can help you incorporate something new into your diet as well.

Some benefits of consuming quinoa are:

  • Quinoa is very nutritious; it has 8 grams of protein per cooked up. It is also very high in fiber, much higher than most grains.
    nutrition fact for red quinoa
  • Quinoa is the perfect option for people with gluten allergies. It is a very tasty gluten-free option that can also increase the antioxidant and nutrient value of your diet.
  • Quinoa contains many essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Our body also needs amino acids to produce hormones, neurotransmitters, and other important biochemicals!
  • Quinoa has a low glycemic index which is good for blood sugar control.
  • Quinoa is like I said earlier, very high in antioxidants. Antioxidants being the substances that can neutralize free radicals in your body, help fight aging and decrease many diseases.

How to cook red quinoa

Yield  3 cups

Prep Time  5 minutes

Total Time  25 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup of red quinoa

2 cups of water or broth to have more flavorful quinoa

Salt to taste

Directions

  1.  First, pre-rinse the quinoa with cold water to remove the natural soapy coating and get rid of that bitter flavor.
    How to cook red quinoa
  2. put the quinoa and the water in a saucepan and bring everything to a boil.
    How to cook red quinoa
  3. reduce the heat, cover the pot, and let it simmer for 15 to 20 seconds.
  4.  when the quinoa is done, fluff it with a fork.
    Cooked red quinoa
  5. add salt and pepper before serving.

Alright, well that’s it for now, make sure to tag me as always on any of your social media posts that involve any one of my recipes using the hashtag #TDfoodi and I can’t wait to share another recipe with you guys very soon!

 

 

 

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