This super easy and super quick Quinoa Recipe | Chinese Quinoa Fried Rice recipe is the best. Can be served in Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner. Quinoa is the most versatile grain. A plant-based protein, Gluten-Free, rich in amino acids, high fiber content. A good source of antioxidants vis-a-vis other grains, the list is long.
Quinoa is a rich source of iron. I cup of Quinoa provides 2.76 mg of iron. It is the most adaptable grain. You can make it in any flavor and it can fit into any cuisine you like.
I make Quinoa in a variety of ways.
- Quinoa Chinese Fried rice.
- Quinoa salad.
- Quinoa Pattice.
- Quinoa Poha.
- Quinoa Wraps.
And it tastes fabulous in every recipe. It is truly the most adaptable grain.
How to cook Quinoa ?
It is important to soak, wash and rinse quinoa before cooking. This ensures the saponin removal and with it, you get rid of the bitter taste also.
1. Wash Quinoa rubbing with your hands nicely and rinsing it 2-3 times. Then soak it minimum for of 1hour. After an hour, drain the water and begin cooking.
2. Take a deep pan, put it on heat, and add a bit of butter. For every 1 cup =200 gms of Quinoa, take 1 tbsp of butter. Add the washed quinoa and roast on simmer. Keep stirring to avoid sticking to the bottom.
3. Once the quinoa starts popping, add salt and turmeric, and add 2 cups water (minus 2 tbsp-i.e remove 2 tbsp water from it). Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes on low flame. To check, just shut the flame when the water has dried.
You can store this boiled Quinoa in the refrigerator for about a week and use it for a variety of recipes.
Why is Quinoa is becoming popular world over?
Quinoa is one of the world’s most popular health foods. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein, and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is also low in sodium and high in calcium, potassium, and iron, making it a healthy and nutritious part of any diet.
Quinoa is healthier than rice as it is high in iron, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc, plus it contains high levels of calcium, potassium, and selenium. Overall, quinoa has three to four times more nutrients than brown rice.