Are you getting sick of the same old complex carbs day in and day out (oats, sweet potatoes, brown rice, yams)? Why don’t you give this “Super Grain” from the Andes, Quinoa (keen-wa) a try! Quinoa contains more protein than any other grain; an average of 16.2% compared to 7.5% in rice. It also contains a balanced set of essential amino acids making it a complete protein! To top it off it is light, tasty, simple to prepare and extremely versatile! Change this up and give this amazing Super Grain a try!
G’s SUPER QUINOA PILAF
6 cups quinoa, cooked
1/2 cup green onion, diced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup green pepper, diced
1 cup almonds, sliced
1/4 cup sweet red pepper, diced
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 c. diced mushrooms
Saute chopped vegetables in olive oil until cooked. stir in oregano. Add sauteed vegetables to cooked, hot quinoa, mixing well. Dry-roast almonds in heavy skillet until lightly golden. Add almonds and mix.
**Add as a side to your favorite lean protein and enjoy!
** My favorite is to cook the quinoa in low sodium chicken broth instead of water, for added flavor!