A single cup of cooked quinoa has 8 grams of protein, which is more that most grains. In addition Quinoa has a high amount of iron that raises the hematocrit. This helps people who eat it fight senility since it delivers more oxygen to the brain.
It has a very low glycemic index so it is a good choice for diabetics and it gives you a nutty flavor that works well for green, leafy salads, soup recipes and main dishes.
Adding Garlic and veggies makes this a simple dish that is packed with countless benefits!
1.Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat; cook and stir the garlic in the hot oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Lower the heat, stir in quinoa, and toast, stirring constantly, for no more than 2 minutes. Stir in the water, vegetable broth and black pepper; raise heat to high and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes.
2.Stir in the carrots and peas. Cover and simmer until all water is absorbed, about 10 more minutes.
Serve as side dish or with a salad for a lunch or light dinner.