About four years ago I had lunch at a friends house and she served something I had never heard of....
Quinoa. Yes, I have led a sheltered life. hehe
I kept thinking that I would get some and try it myself and here I am, years later, sharing a new dish I fixed for the first time tonight, Quinoa Fried Rice.
I really enjoyed it. I did not have frozen peas on hand, nor a zucchini so I just chopped up red sweet pepper to replace those with. I think I like that better but you could add a bunch of different veggies in there. You could also add shrimp or chunks of chicken. I ate mine with 3 chicken nuggets on the side.
I was so happy to discover that quinoa is a complete protein with all eight amino acids that are so essential to our well-being. It was first grown in South America over 5,000 years ago (and it sure took a long time to work it's way north!)
My organic quinoa just has 156 calories per serving.
Total Fat 2.5 grams with no saturated fat and no trans fat!
There also is no Cholesterol, sodium or sugar. I loved the fact that it does have 3 grams of fiber per serving. I am always looking for ways to get more fiber.
I just have that one recipe for quinoa. Do you have any that you would like to share with us? I'd much appreciate it.