Quinoa: The Nutrient Rich Supergrain

Quinoa: Nutrient Rich Supergrain keeperofthehome quinoa recipe pancakes

Try this quinoa pancake recipe from Keeper of the Home

Quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah.”) may sound foreign to many people but it dates back thousands of years to the Inca’s. Quinoa is a complete protein and contains all nine essential amino acids and has twice as much fiber as most other grains. Quinoa also contains Lysine, iron and is rich in magnesium, manganese and riboflavin. This heart healthy grain is also believed to contain anti-inflammatory properties.

To prepare quinoa you will want to rinse the seeds to remove any bitter taste caused by the quinoa saponins. Cook one part quinoa to two parts liquid. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 15 minutes. I like to add olive oil, garlic and pepper to my quinoa but there are a lot of recipes on the world wide web so you won’t have any problems finding one you like. Be sure to check out the delicious pancake recipe pictured in this post. A perfect addition to your next celebratory brunch.

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