Quinoa the superfood

August 30, 2007 at 7:53 pm 2 comments

Pronounced ‘keen-wah’, quinoa contains more protein, is higher in unsaturated fat and lower in carbohydrate than any other grain, and provides all eight essential amino acids. According to Nasa, it is the perfect food for long-range space missions! Of course I wanted my baby to eat some of this. Conveniently, it’s also super easy and quick to cook. Cook one cup quinoa to 2 cups water for 10 minutes. Brilliant. Inspired by this recipe Sweet potato black bean quinoa burgers, I wizzed it up in the blender with onion, garlic, black eyed beans, roasted sweet potato, bread crumbs, tomato paste, parsley and balsamic vinegar. Formed into burgers and baked for a bit. I also pan fried a few, but found the baking superior for making the edges harder and hence better for baby fingers to hold.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. halfpintpixie  |  August 31, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    oh that looks great, I’m about to try quinoa on babypixie this weekend!

  • 2. yielded  |  September 10, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    We are quinoa eaters here. Sometimes, I just make it in the rice cooker.

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