Recipe: QeenWow Quinoa (KeenWow KeenWaah)!
What the Hulk is Quinoa?!
Quinoa (pronounced Keen-waah) is a highly nutritious gluten-free seed originating from the Andean region of South America. It has a mild, nutty flavor, and is a subsitute for rice, couscous, or other carbohydrate or pasta. But, it is also a good source of protein, as it contains all eight amino-acids, which makes it a suitable vegan replacement for meat. It also contains dietary fiber, B vitamins, and iron.
From Quinoa to Quinwow!
Regularly cooked Quinoa in water is nutty and rich in texture, but can be a little bland. The next time you make it, try to mix in a few extra ingredients, and then watch as children of all ages devour it!
The basis of the recipe starts with subtituting the plain, bland, and tasteless water with some nice chicken stock. From there, add in some Tomatoes to not only add great flavor, but give a pop to the visual presentation. Finally Garlic... who doesn't love Garlic?!
Other things can be added to increase the flavor rating like chopped peppers (Red, Green, or Yellow), mushrooms, black pepper, and/or sun-dried tomatoes. Creativity is always rewarded.
- 1 Cup Quinoa
- 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
- 1 Can Chicken Stock
- 1 Tbs Minced Garlic
- Add Chicken Stock, Tomatoes, and Garlic in rice cooker or pot. Heat to near boiling
- Stir in Quinoa, return to boil
- Stir regularly, and allow to cook to desired texture
|Serving size: 1/4 Cup|
|Calories from Fat||18|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 2 g||3%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 2 g|
|Carbohydrates 32 g||11%|
|Sugar 2 g|
|Fiber 4 g||16%|
|Protein 7 g||14%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 140 mg||6%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Nutrition Information Notes
The nutrition information is an approximation based on the Quinoa and Del Monte Organic Diced Tomatoes. Your results may vary based on the additional ingredients added.