Quinoa is often called a supergrain. As it contains all 8 essential amino acids, it’s considered a complete protein. Them has a delicate flavor, but some people do not care for it because they find it’s a bitter aftertaste. Toasting quinoa helps reduce the bitterness and discover it is tasty nutty flavor.
- 1½ c. quinoa
- 2½ c. water
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
- 1 tsp. Asian sesame oil
- 1 tsp. grated peeled fresh ginger
- 2 green onions
- ¼ c. sliced natural almonds
In 12-inch skillet, toast quinoa on medium 5 minutes or until fragrant and golden, stirring frequently.
Stir 2 1/2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt into toasted quinoa; heat to boiling on high. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 to 17 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together soy sauce, rice vinegar, oil, ginger, green onions, and remaining 1 tablespoon water.
Transfer quinoa to large serving bowl. Stir in soy sauce mixture until quinoa is evenly coated. Sprinkle with toasted almonds to serve.Nutritional information is based on a 3/4-cup serving.