Thursday, January 1, 2009

Tropical Breakfast Quinoa

In honor of my foray into the world of vegetarians, I tried quinoa (pronounced keen-wa, in case you were wondering). The seed/grain (not sure exactly how to classify it) doesn't have a great deal of flavor, but it is a complete protein, and tastes pretty good in this experiment I put together this morning. Next time I'm going to add bananas.

Tropical Breakfast Quinoa

1/2 c. quinoa
1 c. water
3 Tbsp. craisins
3 Tbsp. dried pineapple, chopped
1 Tbsp. coconut
1 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
Sugar or splenda to taste, optional

Thoroughly rinse quinoa (this is important - otherwise it can have an icky bitter taste). Bring quinoa and water to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for five minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer until water is absorbed. If desired, add sugar or splenda to sweeten. Serves 2.

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