Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Foray into Quinoa

Quinoa is a grain-like crop that has grown in popularity along with healthy eating and the organic movement in the past few years. I've never had it until recently at Public in the form of a mind blowingly good hashbrown. Turns out that quinoa is pretty easy to cook.

I made my first quinoa like I did couscous. I cooked it in homemade chicken broth for flavor (according to the package instructions), added some lemon juice to brighten it up and scallions to finish. It tasted more assertive than couscous, which is more like a delicate pasta. You can definitely taste the grain-like qualities in quinoa. I will no doubt have it again.

No comments: