Quinoa: Pronounced "KEEN-wah" is a grain that comes from South America. It was a cornerstone of the Inca diet, along with corn and potatoes. Quinoa contains more protein than any other grain; the protein in quinoa is complete with an essential amino acid balance similar to milk. The grain is most commonly available in red (nuttier flavor) or white and should be stored in the refrigerator. Either can be served hot or cold and add a lovely texture to baked goods. Both varieties are highly nutritious, providing B Vitamins, Vitamin E, calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium. A whole-grain dish of quinoa takes only 15 minutes. It can be substituted for almost any grain in almost any recipe. Give it a try!
Serves: 6 (approximately 1 cup per serving)
Per Serving: 312 calories, 8g fat, 51g carbs, 11g protein,6g fiber, 583mg sodium, 6mg chol
NOTE: This recipe is OK for those on the LMD (Low Microbial Diet) if: cooking continues after pepper is added, leave off dill & chives (oranges = ok).