Few Minute Wonders: Quinoa Salad Made Indian Style
This site is a good description and history of quinoa and also a good recipe.
Kelly's post about quinoa (keen-wah) reminded me of how much I've learned to like it in the last year, but how I need to find good recipes. My California nutritionist, Rose Cole, recommended that I use quinoa. BTW, she has an excellent website, http://www.RoseCole.com. She is an excellent nutritionist and is the one who saved me after the destruction to my digestive tract by Boniva. She especially liked the red quinoa, so that is all I've bought so far. It was difficult for me to find, and I ended up buying it on Amazon. Now that I'm in the Dallas area, I am hoping I can buy it locally. It is chock full of wonderful nutrients and is high in protein. It's interesting to me that it is an antique seed that was grown by native Americans, and it's now grown in South America.
My favorite way to eat quinoa is as a chilled salad. I add chopped tomoatoes, onions, and a little olive oil. Sometimes a little lemon or lime juice...sometimes not. I'm a very basic girl when it comes to food preparation. The salad in the website has more ingredients, but I can't believe it would be better than my basic dish. I have failed miserably at any other way to eat quinoa. It's flat and bland, if I try to eat it plain like rice.