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Quinoa (KEEN-wah) is well on its way to being dubbed supergrain of the millennium. High in fiber and a high-quality protein similar to that found in meat, this grain—a diet staple of the ancient Incas—cooks up like rice and has a mild flavor similar to couscous. Quinoa can be found in health-food stores and many supermarkets.

Recipe by Cooking Light October 1999


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Recipe Summary

5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water and quinoa in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork. Stir in tomato and remaining ingredients. Cover; let stand 1 hour. Serve chilled or at room temperature.


Nutrition Facts

182 calories; calories from fat 24%; fat 4.8g; saturated fat 0.6g; mono fat 2.5g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 5g; carbohydrates 31.6g; fiber 5.3g; iron 3.5mg; sodium 259mg; calcium 31mg.