How to Cook Quinoa – Lunch Recipes
There are a lot of ways on how to cook quinoa but for this article, I’ll share a few of my favorite scrumptious lunch recipes. I grew up eating rice every single day and when I found out about quinoa and the many benefits it offers, I never went back to rice anymore.
Shrimp and quinoa is probably my favorite, fills me up really good and I just love the combination of the ingredients. It’s also easy to whip it up so I make this recipe a lot. To make this, you need 1 cup of uncooked quinoa, 1 ½ cups of water, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 chopped onion, 1 red bell pepper, ½ cup sliced mushrooms, 6 chopped fresh asparagus spears, 1 tablespoon minced ginger, salt and pepper to taste, 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp and 2 tablespoons of lime juice.
Cook the quinoa and then set it aside. Sautee the onion and bell pepper in olive oil, mix in the mushrooms, asparagus and ginger, continue cooking until everything is tender. Season with salt and pepper and then add the shrimp. If the shrimp turns into C-form then it means it’s done. In a large bowl, mix the shrimp with quinoa and toss it with parsley.
Another way on how to cook quinoa for lunch is to mix black beans with it. All you need is 2 ½ to 3 cups of cooked quinoa, 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil, chopped onion, chopped garlic, pinch of ground cumin, pinch of cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste, 2 cans of drained black beans and chopped cilantro.
Heat the oil and sauté the garlic and onion, mix the quinoa and season it with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Stir for about 5 minutes and put the rest of the ingredients.
You can find more ways on how to cook quinoa by searching over the internet and joining in some forums.