Superfood series – Quinoa: Tasty twist to an all-time favourite

The Quinoa Corporation calls quinoa the “Supergrain of the Future.” These seeds are available at your local supermarket or health food stores.

According to Greatist, quinoa (KEEN-wah) is packed with mood-boosting benefits. Not only is quinoa a great source of vegan protein, it’s also a complex carbohydrate that can increase serotonin levels, a feel-good chemical in our brain.

Try swapping your usual grains for a superfood-packed meal tonight with an all-time favourite: Quinoa Fried Rice.

Image credit: http://www.cookingforkeeps.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/PS33.jpg

Image credit: Cooking For Keeps 

Ingredients:
1 cup quinoa (or 2½ to 3 cups leftover cooked quinoa)
1 ½ cups water or low-sodium chicken stock
¼ small onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 scallions, chopped and divided
3 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 eggs, lightly scrambled (still raw)
½ cup frozen peas, thawed
Sauce:
1 ½ tablespoons teriyaki sauce
2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
¾ teaspoon sesame oil

For instructions to this balanced meal, check out Cooking for Keeps.

Our lovely follower, Ann (http://thefastfoodfast.wordpress.com) has sent us a delicious quinoa foodsnap:

Ann's delicious quinoa sushi

Super quinoa sushi on our Instagram @mindfoodmenu

Recipe:

– Quinoa (mixed with two tablespoons vinegar)

– 2 table spoons of sugar

– 2 teaspoons salt

Fill with purple cabbage, bean sprouts, egg, coriander, diced onion, sundried tomatoes and avocado! Sprinkled with roasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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What are your favourite quinoa recipes?

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9 thoughts on “Superfood series – Quinoa: Tasty twist to an all-time favourite

  1. So excited try these quinoa recipe ideas at home! Quick, easy and healthy – perfect for summer 🙂

  2. YUM…what a great twist on traditional fried rice.

    Thanks! I just recently started my food/lifestyle blog. I was wondering if you could check it out, tell me what you think and like me on Facebook (I’m trying to build a readership)?! I would really value your opinion. Your blog looks great 🙂

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    • Thank you Erica for linking me to your fantastic blog, I enjoyed reading about your latest recipe on goat cheese & butternut squash ravioli – nice and easy. Butternut squash is a great immune system booster rich in vitamin C and regulates blood sugar and energy level!

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  3. I’ve only recently gotten into quinoa and I love it, but I only ever use it in salads. Thanks for the imaginative and innovative ideas. Will definitely be giving that sushi a go!

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