Quinoa for coeliacs

How to make quinoa with onion and broccoli for coeliacs


Quinoa with broccoli and curry
Quinoa with broccoli and curry
texture of quinoa with broccoli and curry
Texture of quinoa with broccoli and curry

Ingredients of quinoa with onion and broccoli for two

– 1 cup quinoa as measure (for 2 people)

Water or vegetable broth: Double the amount of quinoa (2 glasses)

– 140 g. broccoli

– 1 onion

– 2 garlic cloves, cut into sheets

Olive oil

– 1 teaspoon of turmeric


How to make the sauce (20 minutes)

– Put oil in a pan for the sauce with onion and garlic with a pinch of salt over medium heat for 5 minutes.

– Add the broccoli and a little water. Cover and cook over medium heat.

– Optional: In a saucepan prepare a broth with vegetables like carrots, celery, onions, etc.

How to prepare quinoa (15 minutes)

Quinoa is cooked separately from the sauce.

– How to measure quinoa: 1 cup 200cc. serves for 2 people. (Quinoa doubles in size when cooked)

– Clean the quinoa with the help of a colander under running water to remove impurities.

– Place in a pot 1 cup quinoa and twice the amount of water or broth with salt.

– Cook over medium heat for about 14 minutes, with lid (to prevent water from evaporating)

DO NOT cook on high heat and do not stir too much as the grain of quinoa is very delicate and can break easily. If you boil too long, quinoa can break and lose its consistency.

DO NOT remove water, because water measure is alright. If we have some left, We will let stand until the quinoa can absorb it.

– After following these instructions, quinoa grain should be loose and well cooked. Carefully (without removing too much, to avoid it breaking), pour the quinoa into the fried vegetables, throw a pinch of salt and stir.

– Turn off the heat of the vegetables and let them stand for 10 minutes so that quinoa can absorb the flavor of roasted vegetables.

– Serve as a main dish.

Nutritional properties of quinoa with onion and broccoli?

The main difference between rice and quinoa is quinoa contains more protein than rice, omega 3 and much fiber.

Approximately 100 g. Quinoa provide 320 Kcal., corresponding roughly to the same calories in cereals (such as rice or corn).

It is indicated for obesity because of its high satiating power, to prevent pecking between meals. In one study, it was determined that quinoa was more satiating than rice.

It provides many important nutrients for the nervous system(amino acids and essential fatty acids), so it is indicated for stress.

This recipe benefits from vegetables added to quinoa. We speak of the sulfur compounds in onion and garlic. They are antibacterial, diuretic and improve circulation.

This recipe is ideal for all kinds of healthy diets and suitable for coeliacs.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

22 April, 2019

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