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)!

  • http://www.notyouraverageordinary.com Brandi {not your average ordinary}

    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.

  • http://www.fillyourwell.blogspot.com kimbirdy

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

  • http://sensiblyluxe.squarespace.com Gabriella {sensiblyluxe}

    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.

  • http://www.avillagetown.com Krystal/Village

    you are an angel!

  • http://little-white-whale.com/ Gloria

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

  • http://i102fly.blogspot.com miss

    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!

  • Eva

    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!

  • http://www.ohitsjustperfect.com Alena

    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!

  • http://glitterandpearls.com/ Lexi

    I love this video! (And definitely helpful.)

    xox Lexi
    Glitter & Pearls

  • http://le-fabuleux-destin-de.blogspot.com/ Kristina

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