I did it. I got all brave and I finally opened the package of quinoa I had had in my pantry for a month. Now, I was expecting it to have the texture of little pieces of wood or something, but the texture was quite pleasing. Nothing off-putting about it at all. The taste was good too. (Not cookie dough-on-a–stick good, but really good for a grain.) In fact, I normally cook with brown rice and just for the record, quinoa kicks brown rice’s butt.
And it was so fast compared to brown rice too. Just 12 minutes. And not sticky at all. And my sources say it’s extremely healthy. As in, not just a little bit healthy, but extreeeeeemely healthy. Something about complete proteins or something. I don’t know. Look it up.
I struggle with side dishes. Side dishes are the thorn in my…side. It’s like I get side dish amnesia when I’m cooking dinner and I just don’t know what to put with my main dish. I threw this together in no time flat and it was good, really good. I’m calling this a side dish, but I did, in fact, eat this for lunch one day, so really it could be anything you want it to be.
Here are my notes:
-Basically, this is just more of an idea and less of a recipe. Add what you want, how much you want.
-I used frozen broccoli because that is what I had, but I feel like roasted, fresh broccoli would have been better. You do it, kay?
-Don’t forget the salt. It just needs salt.