It’s hard for us Filipinos not to eat rice. The problem about eating white rice is that it is high in sugar. Quinoa (pronounced as “KEEN-wa”) is a healthier substitute to rice.
Compared to white rice, quinoa has a nutty flavor. The texture is also grainy like couscous. If you’re used to eating white or brown rice it might take a while for the palate to get used to the flavor. I find that one of the best ways to introduce quinoa into your diet is to try a recipe that is familiar and tastes good.
You’ll love this:
Fried Garlic Pepper Quinoa
This is the quinoa version of our favorite garlic rice.
leftover cooked quinoa (click here for basic quinoa recipe)
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
4-5 cloves of garlic, chopped
Step 1: Fry the garlic in extra virgin olive oil
Step 2: Add the cooked quinoa (preferably day old cooked quinoa)
Step 3: Season with a generous amount of pepper. Add salt to taste.
Step 4: Serve with a smile. 🙂
Happy healthy eating!