This grain has long been popular with the yoga set: it bends into shape, molding into patties one minute and adding heft to stews the next. Quinoa also wins for ease and speed. With a little S&P and 15 minutes, its a creamy yet crunchy side that stands in for polenta, couscous or pasta.
Makes: 3 servings
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
- 1 cup quinoa
- Rinse 1 cup quinoa until the water runs clear. In a medium saucepan of lightly salted, boiling water, cook the quinoa until tender, about 15 minutes; drain. Makes 3 cups.