Quinoa and Black Beans. Whether you're trying quinoa for the first time or just trying a new recipe for quinoa, this mixture of quinoa, black beans, corn, and spices will make this dish a new favorite.
Quinoa with Mushrooms. Quinoa is a healthy grain that can be substituted in most recipes for rice or couscous. I recently experimented with quinoa and made this dish which my husband and I both love. This easy-to-make and tasty side dish is similar to a pilaf.
Quinoa Side Dish. Quinoa, cooked in chicken broth for added richness, is tossed with onion, garlic, and herbs. This may be served hot, or at room temperature.
Quinoa Tabbouleh. Quinoa, once a staple grain of ancient Incas, is tossed with lemon juice, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, green onions and parsley. Serve with pita bread, if desired.
Quinoa Pilaf. Quinoa is very, very good for you. Really. And this pilaf is a perfect showcase for this lovely grain. It and the vegetables are simmered and cooked in water with a bay leaf, lemon juice and lemon zest for good measure. Peas are stirred in at the last mo
Quinoa Chard Pilaf. This simple vegan dish combines the distinctive, nutty flavor of quinoa with chard, mushrooms, and lentils. Try using rainbow chard for a colorful effect!
Orange Halibut. Mild halibut is dressed up with sparkling fruity flavors and a bit of crunch, then served on a bed of good-for-you grains.
and other recipes. Use reduced-sodium beef, chicken and vegetable broths, cubes or granules in soups. As a change from a creamy potato casserole, try a hearty whole-grain side dish such as brown rice, barley, bulgur or quinoa jazzed up with dried cranberries and slivered almonds.
some whole grains in this sweet lunchbox treat. Bonus "O:" For fewer calories and a lot of vitamin C, pack an orange instead. Pineapple. Sweet and tart. Cube and pack fresh pineapple in the a.m. or buy convenient single-serving cups (look for water or juice-packed versions). Quinoa:
one ounce equivalents: 1/2–cup cooked oatmeal, 1 cup toasted oat cereal or whole–wheat flakes, 1 slice whole–wheat bread, 1/2–cup cooked brown rice or whole—wheat pasta, or 3 cups popcorn. Tips: Branch out! Try an "exotic" whole—grain side dish like bulgur, quinoa or amaranth.