Quinoa Coconut Rice Recipe

Quinoa Recipe

Quinoa is the world’s most popular nutty-flavoured ancient grain which is a nutritional powerhouse with fibre and protein. It is also high in iron, B vitamins, Calcium, Vitamin E, magnesium, folate, copper, potassium and antioxidants.

Health benefits:

• Good for blood sugar control and hypertension
• Perfect for people with gluten intolerance
• Prevents osteoporosis
• Helps to lose weight
• Protects the heart
• Fights inflammation
• Improves skin health
• Helps to fight cancer
• Promotes longevity
• Treats dandruff

Ingredients:

• Quinoa- 1 cup
• Grated coconut- Half cup
• Mustard seed- 1/2 tsp
• Urad dal-2 tablespoons
• Oil- 1 tbsp
• Dry red chillies- 1
• Curry leaves- 1 spring
• salt- As per your need
• water- 2 cups
• Chia seeds 2 teaspoons

How to prepare:

Take a saucepan, add water and salt then bring to a boil.
Add quinoa and cover it with a lid, then cook until it becomes soft. Make sure that the water gets completely absorbed by quinoa. Mix gently and let it cool.
Take a new saucepan and add oil to heat. Add mustard seeds and splutter it.
Add urad dal, curry leaves, dry red chillies and chia seeds and roast it until the seeds turn to golden brown. Add grated coconut and cook it well until the coconut gets slightly roasted.
Mix it with quinoa. Now its ready to serve.

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