Quinoa Mushroom Pilaf
New Queen on the Block
without this spectacular Wonder "Grain".
Honestly. How did I cope? This ancient "faux grain" is so much lighter and friendlier to digest than that old hippie stand-by brown rice. It's far more elegant and Helen Mirren queenly than earthy-crunchy Isabel Lucas bo-ho. It has more finesse. More history and character. Not to mention, more nutrition (quinoa is a complete vegan protein, don't forget- unlike most other cereal grains whose nubby chewy aminos need to commingle with complementary legumes or seeds or nuts to be of any real use to us in the vegetarian protein scheme of things). It's also got some calcium. Which can't hurt.
Quinoa Mushroom Pilaf Recipe
You'll need roughly 2 1/2 - 3 cups cooked quinoa.
Rinse the quinoa thoroughly in a fine sieve. Drain. Place in rice cooker or pot with two cups fresh water. Cover and cook until all the water is absorbed.