|Uncooked whole grain Quinoa|
"Quinoa is gluten-free, has a low glycemic index and provides all of the eight essential amino acids, creating a complete protein." (quoted from my bag of truRoots Organic Quinoa). That is why I purchased Quinoa! I am always interested in food that will give our family good nutrition and taste good too.
"Quinoa is an ancient traditional grain grown at 12,000 fee above sea level. It is a whole grain and has been classified by the National Academy of Sciences as one of the best sources of protein in the vegetable kingdom." (also from the back of my Quinoa bag).
I LOVE tacos so decided to try my hand at making taco "burger" with my cooked Quinoa.
1/2 cup Quinoa, rinsed
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
Bring Quinoa, water and salt to boil and cook for 15 minutes on low heat. Let cool for 5 minutes then fluff with a fork.
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 Tablespoon olive or coconut oil
2 ounces diced green chilies (mild)
1 Tablespoon chili powder
Saute` onions in oil till soft then add remaining ingredients and cook while stirring for about 5 minutes. Tada...done!!!
|Quinoa Taco "Burger"|
1/4 cup of dry Quinoa has...
- 172 calories
- 3 grams fat
- 31 carbohydrates
- 3 grams fiber
- 3 grams sugars
- 6 grams protein
I hope you will give Quinoa a try soon! Don't wait like I did!
Have a great day!