A little film on how to cook quinoa

When I posted my Quinoa + carrots + chickpeas dinner recipe I got a lot of “what’s quinoa?” questions. Some of them accompanied with a scrunched up nose… you know what I mean. But there’s absolutely no reason to scrunch that nose! Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a grain from South America which, when eaten alone, has a very light flavor and texture. It “has the most protein of any grain—10 grams per cup.” [Source: Care2] Quinoa is very versatile with different types (as seen in the video) and can be eaten in a variety of meals and combinations.

This lovely little film was made by Sarah Britton of My New Roots. As soon as I saw just the still image of the video, I knew I’d be sharing it with you today. A few seconds into it, I was planning my post. I especially love what she recommends while you wait for it to cook. This is Sarah’s first food film in her video series and I cannot wait to see what she cooks up next (no pun intended)!


Brandi {not your average ordinary}
7 April 2011 - 22:15

I had quinoa for the first time recently and loved it. I can’t wait to try cooking it for myself! Thanks for sharing this great little film.

7 April 2011 - 22:31

quinoa is so good! we like to make this with quorn patties {which we love as a meat/soy alternative} and vegetables. yum!

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe}
8 April 2011 - 07:10

My very best guy friend loves quinoa. Given that we both grew up in a country where jasmine rice is the staple, this came as a complete shock to me. I have yet to try it, but maybe it’s about time I do.

8 April 2011 - 15:39

you are an angel!

8 April 2011 - 17:33

this video is super cute – i love the “have fun!” step, hehe. i just bought some quinoa pasta, pretty tasty!

9 April 2011 - 08:04

mmm quinoa. I brought some to work the other day and everyone was saying what the heck is that (scrunch nose)..ew.. you eat soo healthy. Little do they know how tasty it is – that’s because I didn’t share. haha just kidding, I would. Love the video – very well done!

9 April 2011 - 12:11

Can I just say how happy I am to read about all of you quinoa-lovers (or, hopefully, soon to be)! You’re all wonderful and I’m so pleased to see that a cooking film is such a hit!

9 April 2011 - 16:15

Ohhh love this. I always feel so cool being able to pronounce quinoa correctly in front of people that don’t. Haha. Yep, I can be bratty like that!

11 April 2011 - 06:43

I love this video! (And definitely helpful.)

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

12 April 2011 - 09:21

I love Qunioa, it is basically my new rice! And such a cute video, thanks for sharing!!

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