Just a few years ago, no one could pronounce ‘quinoa’ correctly. Now, it is a increasing staple in people’s diets. For me, it’s a perfect basic–quick and easy to make, but lots of great uses. I serve it as a side at dinner, I add it into my salad, I even turn it into a hot cereal.
Below is my basic recipe for quinoa, but there are lots of ways you can dress it up:
- Quickly sauté shallots, garlic, etc before adding in quinoa.
- Add fresh herbs, toasted nuts, or dried fruit to your finished quinoa.
- Toss your quinoa in a light dressing of olive oil and lemon juice.