Recently I discovered Quinoa and I have to say I LOVE it. I buy it from nuts.com so its cheap and comes prewashed and ready to cook. I make mine in the microwave so its fast and easy. I usually make it for lunch.
To make the Quinoa I take a large bowl and put in 1 can of chicken broth and 1 cup of quinoa. This equals to 2 cups chicken broth and 1 cup quinoa. I cover the bowl with plastic wrap and microwave for 10 mins. I left it sit for about 2 mins then put it back on for about 5 more mins or until the juice is gone. You can make this with less broth and do 1.5 cups of broth and reduce your cooking times. This is just how I prefer to do mine. BECAREFUL when you remove the plastic wrap because the steam will pour out!stir, fluff and its ready to eat.
now for my salad..
- I take a 1/2 to a whole avacada and cut into into pieces. if you use half dip the other half in lemon juice so it wont brown and refrigerate it.)
- some cherry or grape tomatoes quarted (long way them short way)
- half a can of black beans(save other half for extra quinoa and another lunch)
- chicken. (canned I used natures promised which is gluten free or purdue's rotisserie which is GF)
oh and if you want a great dressing take an avacado, 1/4 cup of lime or lemon juice and a few dashes of hot sauce and blend them in blender. yum :)
mix together and enjoy! makes a filling GF lunch!