Quinoa is an ancient grain that has a lot of nutrition and food value. By adding a handful of quinoa to some of your recipes you can add flavor, texture and nutrition to your diet.
Quinoa is a grain that is small, round and light in color. It is a hard grain that softens when you cook it. It will soften when it is boiled, baked or roasted.
There are many ways to enjoy the nutty flavor of quinoa in recipes. It makes a great hot breakfast cereal all by itself. You can add a half cup of quinoa to a cup of water and boil it for about a half hour or until it is thick like oatmeal. You can also add a handful to your oatmeal as it is cooking to give oatmeal more of a pleasant taste and texture not to mention nutrition. If you make quinoa for breakfast and you have some left over you can use it in other recipes like mix it into your hamburger meat before you fry them. Or you can add some to meatloaf or meatballs.
Quinoa can be added to your favorite bread recipes. Just put a handful into your bread dough as you are kneading it. The quinoa will mix into the dough and when it is baked the quinoa will add texture and flavor to your bread.
Quinoa can be used as a side dish. Just boil up a batch and put in your favorite seasonings like salt, pepper and oil. Butter can also be added to quinoa if you use it in your recipes. Boil up some beans and add some quinoa to the beans as they are boiling. Then you will have a bean and quinoa dish that can be a conversation stater as well as dinner.
There are so many different recipes that you can make with quinoa. You can put it in just about any salad. You can put it in chicken salad, tuna salad and even salads that you make up yourself.
Ancient grains like quinoa are now being rediscovered and grown in many parts of the world. They have been very hard to find in the past but now they are becoming easier to buy. Many grocery stores carry quinoa in their natural foods departments. You can also find quinoa in health food stores. If you would like to find out more about recipes you can use quinoa in you can go to http://allrecipes.com/recipes/whole-grains/quinoa/.