Sicilian-Style Toasted Quinoa


Food.com
50 mins (prep 20, cooking 30)
12 ingredients
6-8 servings
Originally grown in the high plains of the Andes Mountains in South America, quinoa (pronounced "keen-wa") was considered the "mother grain" that kept the Incan armies strong and robust. The grain was rediscovered and brought to the U.S. in the Eighties and test grown in Colorado. Today, quinoa is sold in many markets. Nutritionally charged Although no single food can supply all of life's essential nutrients, quinoa comes close. One of the more popular "supergrains," it is extraordinarily rich in nutrients, containing up to 50% more protein than most other grains. One of the best sources of vegetable protein in the vegetable kingdom, quinoa has a subtle, smoky flavor. It is a vegetarian source of calcium (26 mg per 1 cup serving), iron (4 mg per serving), and the B vitamins. Quinoa also contains high levels of lysine, an amino acid the body needs to make protein. A good rinse Quinoa is coated with a natural repellent, a bitter substance that protects the grain from insects and birds. To avoid a raw or bitter taste, place the grain in a fine strainer and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Drain. A tiny spiral__ During cooking, a fine, white spiral appears around the grain. Expect to see it, and enjoy. WholeHealthMD.com

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Nutrition

Serving Size (93.12 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 160.0 Calories from Fat 55.89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.21g 57.36%
Saturated Fat 0.85g 25.56%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 300.1mg 75.03%
Total Carbohydrate 24.24g 48.48%
Dietary Fiber 2.84 g 68.11%
Sugars 0.94 g %
Protein 3.21g 38.49%
Vitamin A 67.28IU% Vitamin C 3.14mg%
Calcium 16.78mg% Iron 1.4mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
boiling water, medium red onion, cloves garlic, shredded swiss chard, dry roasted sunflower seeds, salted, grated parmesan cheese
 

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