Quinoa tastes great prepared with sweet or savory ingredients.
It is an excellent source of plant protein and contains all 9 essential amino acids. Quinoa is also gluten-free.
Quinoa can be prepared fairly quickly with little hands-on time. It can be prepared ahead of time and holds up well in the fridge, making it a great ingredient for meal prep.
1 cup of uncooked quinoa contains about:
24.0g of protein
10.3g of fat
109.1g of carbohydrates
11.9g of fiber
To prepare quinoa, you’ll need:
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 1 3/4 cups water
- Combine the quinoa and water in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let it sit, covered for 10 more minutes.
- Fluff with a fork.
Add any of these sweet or savory ingredients to your quinoa for a satisfying and filling meal!