World Tour Quinoa

World Tour Quinoa

Quinoa — an amazing product. Scientists have found that the oldest cereal known even to the Incas, is almost completely absorbed by the human body and contains a large amount of nutrients. The high protein content in the product has made it a staple in vegetarian diets.

In the world, it has long since become part of the everyday diet, and even prepare traditional national dishes with it. Sometimes this application looks like a challenge, but let’s see if this is true.

World Tour Quinoa

Let’s start our trip around the world with the neighbors of the Inca Indians. In the US, they are very fond of cooking cake brownie for dessert, and, certainly, they were the first who came up to add to the dough chocolate brownie quinoa.

These grains impart texture and original flavor of sweet baked goods and perfectly combined with chocolate. Just add the quinoa in the dough at the rate of 0.5 cups quinoa to 1 — 1.25 cups flour.

cake brownie for dessert quinoa

Flavor of Italy with a small South American impregnation: Spaghetti with cheese and mushroom cutlets, and quinoa. Fry the mushrooms in olive oil, finely chop and mix with the grated cheese and basil leaves. Add quinoa and form patties. With spaghetti and tomato sauce — a perfect combination.

Spaghetti with cheese and mushroom quinoa

Again Italy, but this time the bias in the South American cuisine is even more pronounced, because now the dish contains another indispensable product of Native Americans — corn. And we add the quinoa — where do you think? — In the dough! Do not be afraid to experiment, friends, and your attempts necessarily succeed!

In the dough kinoa

And in India to prepare quinoa unusual desserts and drinks. For example, here is a payasam. Boil a quarter cup of quinoa, drain and add to the pan with the boiling milk (2 cups). Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, then add the sugar and continue to cook until the milk thickens. Cool and add a tablespoon of rose syrup. Serve with almonds.

payasam kinoa

Because quinoa tastes like brown rice, you can try to cook from her sushi. Boiled quinoa in place of vegetable broth and simmer 15 minutes, until soup starts to thicken. Add the almonds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin. Stuffing for such rolls can come up with any.

sushi kinoa

In Russia, the pancakes, too, can add movie and it did not spoil the taste of their home. The proportions: 1 cup of cooked quinoa into three quarter cup of flour (better — whole wheat), 3 egg whites, 2 bananas, 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder, 2 tablespoons of milk and one-third cup of yogurt. Salt, sugar, spices — to taste. Texture, fragrant and very cozy!

pancakes kinoa

Much closer to quinoa chili — both geographically and in spirit. As is known, chili prepared from meat, beans and vegetables. The other components will vary according to the tastes of the cook. So why not add quinoa chili? It turns out quite harmoniously.

chili kinoa

Vegetarians eat among all the peoples of the world, because further — a universal dish: veggie burgers. Vegetarians cooked patties by combining a variety of grains and legumes, sometimes adding vegetables. For example, sweet potatoes. Who has not tried it, I highly recommend: get a hearty, useful and very tasty. Take one sweet potato and cook it in the oven. Place in a blender with 1.5 cups of cooked peas, a glass of boiled quinoa, a glass of flour, a third cup pumpkin seeds and the same amount of parsley. Add the medium onion and 3 cloves of garlic. Spices — to taste. Grind all in a blender, form patties and send in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Roast or grilled in a pan for 10 minutes on each side. Done!

veggie burgers kinoa

Vegetarian dishes are not inferior to the popularity of meat dishes. Such as chicken fingers. There quinoa will satisfy meat-eaters: tender chicken fillet, baked or fried in batter with a crispy quinoa — it’s just delicious!

chicken fingers kinoa

So, our little trip around the world come to an end, but a list of dishes that quinoa may appear, does not end there. Salads and desserts, soups and drinks — untilled field for experimentation. Be sure to try this amazing product. I’m sure you will enjoy.

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