If you’re looking for something that can satisfy your carb craving without maxing out your carb intake for the day, quinoa is your new best friend. With a lot more protein than your average rice or couscous dish, this pantry staple is the perfect substitute for risotto, tabouleh, stir fry or anything that typically relies on rice to make it possible. P.S. Quinoa is also a great metabolism booster and it’s gluten-free.
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
½ cup quinoa
1 cup water or chicken broth (I usually do ½ cup chicken broth and ½ cup water, but all water or any type of broth will do)
1. Measure quinoa and pour into a small saucepan. Some quinoa requires rinsing first. Read packaging for instructions.
2. Pour liquid into saucepan.
3. Turn heat on high and bring mixture to a boil, uncovered.
4. Once boiling, turn heat down to low and cover with lid.