We're not the only ones who love quinoa - it's now more popular than tofu! Savvy Veg has lots of delicious quinoa recipes, and even tasty tofu recipes with quinoa!
Quinoa Nutrition: Quinoa is protein rich, with nutty flavor and pleasing texture, high in vitamins and minerals - iron, magnesium, Vit E, potassium, amino acids, lysine - and fiber.
Gluten Free: Because of its high protein and good fat content, quinoa is a satisfying GF meal with nuts or beans & veggies added, It's wonderful in soups and stews, transforming them into one dish gluten free meals.
Quinoa has high oil content, so it should be stored in a cool cupboard or in the fridge to avoid becoming rancid. If you need to keep an unopened package of quinoa for longer than a month, store in an air-tight plastic bag in the freezer.
Cooked quinoa can be stored tightly sealed in the fridge for two or three days, or in the freezer for up to a month
Quinoa may be coated with saponin, which will give it a bitter taste unless you remove it by rinsing.
Sometimes, especially in N. America, quinoa has had the saponin removed in processing, which makes life easier. In that case, give it a quick rinse in cold water, then drain through a fine mesh strainer.
If the quinoa rinse water is soap bubbly, with cloudy or flaky bits, that means that the saponin hasn't been removed. In that case, it must be rinsed 5 times in cold water, until the rinse water is clear, to remove the bitter saponin.