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)!