Alkaline Diet Recipe #18: Green Quinoa
OK, hold on to your hats because you are gonna love this one!
Quinoa is a staple in our home. Someone has it at some point in the day almost every day! I love it because it is light unlike pasta or Couscous, it is an ancient grain making it highly nutritious and it is a protein – for all those raw foodists out there, it is a complete protein so if you are not cooking it, you will love that as it is easy to sprout. We have this with our Goddess of Greens at breakfast time.
This recipe takes 5 minutes to prepare, 15 – 20 minutes to cook and the flavor at the end of it is simply divine!
It is called Green Quinoa because I use a raw pumpkin seed oil from Flora that is extremely rich in chlorophyll, and a great source of Omega 6 and Omega 9.
So here is what you do.
2 cups Quinoa Whole Foods Market 365 (I use white as it is the most nutritious of all the colors)
Enough water to cover the Quinoa and sit 1 inch above it. For me it is about 3 – 4 cups depending on the size of the pan. (You need extra water so the quinoa becomes fluffy.)
4 tablespoons Olive Oil Whole Foods Market 365
Celtic salt or Hawaiian salt (to taste)
1/2 Avocado per person, sliced.
2 tablespoons Raw Pumpkin seed oil by Flora Inc.
1 handful of your favorite sprouts – I use Alfalfa, clover and radish or broccoli sprouts by “The Sproutman”
HOW TO MAKE
In a large pan heat olive oil on simmer and add the Quinoa. Stir for about a minute so the Quinoa becomes coated with the oil but do not leave to brown as it usually burns easily…I can attest to that!!! Add the water, put the lid on the pan and bring to the boil. As soon as the Quinoa starts boiling turn off the heat, but leave the pan where it is and do not touch the lid for 20 minutes. Spoon out your Quinoa into a bowl and add salt. Serve into bowls or plates and add the avocado sliced and or cubed and drizzle over the pumpkin seed oil. Mix together, add a handful of your favorite sprouts on the side, sit down and enjoy. Yum!
1 – If the Quinoa is not quite fluffy when you take the lid off, either you took the lid off too early…what did I tell you? or you did not add enough water. Add a ¼ – ½ cup more water and put back on a low heat to warm water, put the lid back on and leave for a further 5 minutes
2- Different brands of Quinoa can cook slightly differently. You want yours to be light and fluffy. Little bullets indicate not enough water and cooking time. This can be easily remedied by adding a ¼ – ½ cup of water and heat for a further 5 minutes. Quinoa that is overly soggy had too much water. It all still tastes good though.
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Fiona, The Cleansing Diva!
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