The quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd) is not a cereal grain or seed-though it is an annual plant belonging to the broad leaves of quenopodiaceas family, which also belong to the beets, spinach and chard. In addition to seeds, people also use the leaves cooked as fresh vegetables.
In a medium saucepan, boil 1 liter of water with salt and oil, when boils, add the precooked quinoa and let it cook over slow fire 5 minutes, during which time the quinoa doubles its volume. This Preparation replaces rice or pasta and can be accompanied with grilled meat, peppers, eggs, etc. It makes 8 plates. It can be stored in the refrigerator up to three days.
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