How to Add Flavor to Quinoa
Quinoa is a seed that originally found in the Andean region of South America, and was used as a diet staple by the Incan peoples for millennia.  Although commonly cooked like a grain, quinoa is incredibly nutrient-rich; it is remarkably high in its protein (8 grams per cup), iron, magnesium, folate, omega-3 fatty acids and potassium, and carries a low glycemic index, making it a perfect choice for diabetic considerations. With a light crunch and pleasantly nutty flavour, it's little wonder quinoa has become such a popular superfood. Whether for the sake of health or purely for taste's sake, there are countless ways you can effectively integrate quinoa into new or existing recipes. It also makes a great replacement for pasta, rice, and couscous if you follow a gluten-free diet. As with many grains, adding great taste to quinoa can be fast and simple; the trick lies in knowing how to best extract and complement its complex, nutty flavour.