Quinoa recipe to lose weight

How to make quinoa with pumpkin and cumin to lose weight


quinoa with pumpkin and cummin

Suggested way of serving quinoa with pumpkin and cumin


How to make it

First the sauce is cooked apart from quinoa. Sauce needs time to brown, and quinoa is done very quickly. If quinoa is too cooked, it will melt, so it is cooked apart and at the end of the recipe.

Recipe of fried vegetables (20 minutes)

  • Cut the vegetables into cubes
  • Put oil in a pan and start cooking the onions, peppers and garlic with a pinch of salt over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the squash, zucchini, artichokes and cook until tender over medium heat.
  • Add the cumin and stir.

Optional: In another saucepan, prepare a broth with vegetables, like carrots, celery, onions, etc. to cook the quinoa later.

Preparing quinoa (15 minutes)

– 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.

What does this quinoa recipe bring me?

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

The main difference between cereals and quinoa is quinoa contains more proteins than rice, omega 3, lots of fiber and B vitamins

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

It mainly provides carbohydrates, with a high content of important nutrients for operating the (amino acids and essential fatty acids) nervous system. Very suitable for people with stress, anxiety, depression, etc., and to maintain muscles in good health (recommended for athlete’s diet).

Properties added to this recipe because of the other vegetables:

– The sulfur compounds in onions and garlic have diuretic properties and improve circulation.

– Pumpkin is rich in carotenoids that improve the appearance of skin and help treat gastritis.

Peppers are rich in lycopene with antioxidant properties.

Ideal recipe 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

28 April, 2024

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