I never ever ever ever cook my quinoa in just plain water. I mean that's so boring and kinda tasteless..How about you?! When I was in London I was so inspired by all the Indian and Thai curries so I couldn't stop myself from experimenting with all these asian spices when I got home again but this time I combined it with healthy seeds like quinoa! I used to boil my quinoa in mushroom broth but now I'm all into this! It's really not more time consuming or a big effort to make this, just don't be afraid to use spices more often! Trust me.. you won't regret it! One of the spices I'm using more lately is Kurkuma, and I was happily surprised when I found out that Kurkuma is actually one of the top 10 superfoods in the world! It's litterally great for just ANYTHING of the human body & mind! So start using that spice too!
How to spice it up (for something like 150-200 gram of quinoa):
- 1 spoon of Kurkuma
- 1 spoon of Curry
- 1 teaspoon of paprikapowder
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of garam massala
- 4 shredded limeleaves
- some salt & pepper to taste
- a shot of Kikkoman
Start rinsing the quinoa first, this way you'll get rid of the bitter taste.
Just mix it all well, and cook the quinoa like you normally do...and...
If you like, add some kale to the quinoa. Since kale is hard to find in summer I bought mine frozen (it's easy to find in just any store and Albert Heijn even has it own organic brand) I add this to my quinoa when it's almost done, just put the lid on and the kale will melt. There's no need to overcook the kale, it's even better to eat them raw!
Don't you just love the colours!? Amazing right?! At last add some salt & pepper to taste and you are DONE!
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