|Seven cups uncooked quinoa.|
Water is just one basic liquid you can use when cooking quinoa. For most of my recipes, I like to use vegetable broth in place of the water. Fruit juices can also be used to add a different flavor depending on what you're making. One recipe I've seen called for one cup mango juice, one cup coconut milk, to one cup quinoa! Adding slices of mango to that would make a great side or dessert dish.
|Quinoa and Veggies|
Heat peanut oil in a skillet on medium heat, add diced onions and cook a few minutes. Add a cup of frozen veggies and cook until you can't see any frost on them. Add Tamari and cook about five - six minutes, then incorporate cooked quinoa (as much as desired). Drizzle toasted sesame oil and serve.
Quinoa can be included in so many different variations of dishes. Consider using black beans, sautéed onions, and sautéed green peppers and hot peppers. Or, quinoa with ANYTHING! Don't fret if you can't come up with other recipes, we'll be sure to post more in the coming weeks.