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Basic Quinoa

adapted from Bert Greene's Greene on Greens

per 1 cup of quinoa:

1 tsp butter or oil

2 C water

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, toast the quinoa in the butter or oil, stirring constantly, until it begins to brown lightly and smell pleasantly nutty.  Stir in the water carefully--it will spatter--and reduce heat to low.   Cover and let simmer 15 minutes, then remove from heat.  Give it 5 minutes to rest and complete absorbing the water.

I like to eat quinoa plain as a side dish; under beans, vegetables, or just with some toasted pine nuts and a dusting of parmesan or dry jack cheese.  I find that it is somehow lighter and easier on an unsteady stomach than any other grain, and like to make some when I'm feeling under the weather.

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