Quinoa is a wonderful and versatile food. It also happens to be an amazing source of protein. It has a sort of nutty flavor and a little crunch to it, but can easily adapt to many dishes. Since trying quinoa for the first time at The Wild Cow in East Nashville I have been thinking of ways to use it. I eat it with veggies, in soup, and I put in in these black bean burgers too.
Today I chose to try it for breakfast. It tasted great and was done in just over 5 minutes.
Here is a few pictures of the process:
My quinoa, 2% milk (use any kind you like), and blueberries
Since I was only cooking for myself, I made a very small portion. I used 1/4 cup of (rinsed) quinoa and 1/2 cup of milk.
Combine the milk and quinoa in a small pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered until nearly all of the milk is absorbed. Since my portion was so small, this part only took 5 minutes.
This is what my quinoa looked like after the milk was absorbed.
Add brown sugar and cinnamon to your liking. I put blueberries and a little extra milk in mine. There are so many possibilities of things to add!
That’s all, folks. It’s that simple.