Quinoa, a high protein seed that originated in the Andean region of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru, has been classified by the National Academy of Sciences as one of the best sources of protein in the vegetable kingdom. It also provides all of the eight essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. I've make a Quinoa Salad, but that was the extent of my quinoa consumption...until Breakfast Quinoa!!!
1 cup quinoa
2 cups milk or milk substitute
2 tablespoons maple syrup (or brown sugar)
1/4 tablespoon cinnamon
a dash of vanilla is good, too (optional)
fruit for the top
Combine the milk and quinoa in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered until most of the water is absorbed. Stir in sugar and cinnamon, recover, and cook until all of the liquid is absorbed. Approximate cooking time is 15 minutes. Top with fruit and enjoy!
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UPDATE: Healthy living is a constant learning journey. Since this post I have discovered that quinoa should be soaked before cooking. Here's why: Living with Phytic Acid
Here's how to do it: Basic Quinoa (soaked)