Have you tried quinoa yet? For some it is a staple in their diets, as it is deemed the perfect protein by many. You can read more about quinoa here & here. Others have never heard of it or have seen what it looks like. I was just introduced to it last year myself, and I am starting to use it more and more. It’s not really a grain but a seed, although many considered quinoa a grain.
You can cook it just like rice, so use 1 cup of quinoa with 2 cups of boiling water on the stove top, and then simmer on low to medium for about 12-20 minutes or until the quinoa has absorbed the water. You can serve it hot or cold. Rinse it before you cook it to remove the bitter taste.
This is a really fresh dish that can be put together quickly; as you are cooking the quinoa, you can chop the veggies and have a meal in about 25 minutes.
The Verdict: The lime makes this recipe! Easy adds-ins would be celery, carrots, fresh spinach, or most other raw vegetables. You can add some olive oil, if desired.