Quinoa often referred to as a Super-food because of the dense nutrition in this grain. It is high in fiber and full of high quality protein. One cup of cooked quinoa has 40 fewer calories than the same amount of white rice, boasting 15 times less carbohydrates than white rice. While already packing a healthy punch with more protein that any other grain, it contains iron and potassium. When you treat yourself with just one half cup of quinoa, you will be filling your body with 14 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. So important in our healthy lifestyles to have these two nutrients.
While you are preparing one of these delicious salads, stuffed peppers, or Quinoa cakes- remember all the nutrients you are going to consume.
If you have ever had quinoa before, and it tasted bitter, there is a simple solution. A quick rinse in cold water is the answer. You will need a strainer, but the best kind for rinsing quinoa is a mesh strainer because the holes are smaller and it will not slip through the strainer holes. Simply, rinse the quinoa until the water runs clear. This will remove the bitter taste, then cook as you had planned.
Manufacturers typically take care of this step for you but if it isn’t rinsed well enough, it can still be bitter. If this step was skipped completely you will definitely want to rinse. Thankfully, it only takes a moment to fully rinse the quinoa, them simply cook as intended.
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