Discovery of the day: Quinoa

Can't remember if I mentioned this before and I'm too lazy to go back and check, but my boyfriend introduced me to quinoa a few weeks back. It's a nifty little grain that stacks up quite well in the nutrition department and tastes darned good to boot.

I cooked some up the other night to put on salads and I'm liking it. It cooks up like rice, 2:1 water:quinoa, but it only take 10 mins or so. Right now I'm seeing it as more of a side dish than a base for a stir fry, but stay tuned.

What I really want to do is cook up a mess of it, throw a chunk of butter and some black pepper on top, and eat it straight out of the pan standing over the sink.

But that would be bad, right?

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