Quinoa's high protein content makes it a healthy and hearty breakfast, lunch, dinner side dish, or dessert. It also has a great source of vitamins and minerals, and is mostly grown in high elevations sun as Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.
Preparation: washing quinoa is important in order to remove the saponin which is a naturally occurring substance on the grain and can add bitterness to the taste.
1 cup red quinoa
2 cups water
1 tbsp vegan butter
2 tbsp pine nuts
1/2 bunch green onion or 1 medium sized yellow onion
Bring quinoa and water to a boil, reduce heat, and add butter. Cook on medium for 15 minutes. While quinoa is cooking, toast pine nuts and set aside.
If using green onion, slide and add to cooked quinoa. If using yellow onion, sauté for 3-4 minutes and then add to cooked quinoa.