Compared to rice, quinoa is considered a superfood and an excellent option for those who need to add healthy grains to their diet. It has more protein than rice and more nutrients, too, which is why it is said to be the mother of all grains! It is gluten-free and a complete source of nutrition. Thus, it is recommended as part of the diet of people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or those on a vegan or vegetarian diet. The protein content makes it an excellent food to have in place of meat when you want to lower your intake of red meat.
But how do you prepare quinoa in a healthy and palatable meal? Here’s a list of 5 quinoa recipes that will make your life easier:
1) Quinoa falafel
This is an excellent recipe that will be ready in less than one hour, and it is an excellent vegan replacement for the usual falafel of Middle Eastern cuisine. Besides quinoa, you need corn, lemon juice, olive oil, vegetable stock, shredded red cabbage, avocados, wild rocket, and tzatziki.
To prepare this recipe, start by preheating the oven and toasting quinoa balls in a frying pan, add the vegetable stock and simmer for a few minutes. Take it out and stir olive oil and lemon juice before taking it to the oven until crisp. Then, mix the vegetables in a healthy salad and put the falafel on top.
This recipe is full of fresh ingredients and healthy preparations. It is a source of vitamins and minerals and is appropriate for vegans and vegetarians.