Quinoa is a traditional whole grain that is grown 12,000 feet above sea level. It has been classified by the National Academy as one of the best sources of protein in the vegetable kingdom. quinoa, like rice is very versatile. *Quinoa can be made in the rice cooker
The receipe I made tonight was “Southwestern Style Quinoa”. The original receipe I derived mine from was bland, so I had to add my twist to it. I incorporate black beans (mostly drained), hominy (drained), salsa (to taste), a pinch of cheese, cilantro, 1/4 tsp of cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne. This dish is so much better and can even be made into a vegetarian soup if you decided to take out the quinoa. If you wanted to make a soup, add some vegetable broth to make it more soup-like.