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Preparing Quinoa is as easy as rice or couscous. In a pot, add two cups of water for every one cup of Quinoa, bring to a boil and then cover and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes. The grain is cooked when it is somewhat translucent and the germ of the seed sprouts and forms a small filament around the core of the grain.
Vegetables and seasonings can be added to the water while cooking for extra flavor. Prepared Quinoa can be stored in a tightly closed container in your refrigerator for up to a week and used with a wide variety of recipes. Your possibilities are only limited by your imaginations, because Quinoa works in soups, cold salads, side dishes, pilafs, and vegetarian meat loaves or veggie burgers.
Quinoa is also a great way to start your day, because it makes a high protein breakfast cereal. Mix your cooked Quinoa with maple syrup, honey or brown sugar and dried fruit and nuts for a healthy meal in the morning.