I first learned about quinoa from reading Karina’s Kitchen – and though I was impressed with it’s protein packed punch, versatility, and simple preparation, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to eat it. If it doesn’t taste great I’d rather pass.
Being curious, I decided to try this tiny grain-like food. One bite was all it took. I love quinoa, and, suprisingly, so does Joe. In fact, he likes it more than rice.
Quinoa can be pretty boring all by itself. Sometimes I want it that way but most of the time I want to jazz it up. I thought I’d see how much flavor I could get into this nutty flavored grain by cooking it like a risotto and then stirring in one of my favorite flavor boosters – parmesan cheese. The result? Cooked to perfection and tastes like summer. (It’s 100 degress in Dallas so I’m still thinking summer!)
What do you do to add flavor to ‘boring’ foods?
And – my new blog carnival – Slightly Indulgent Mondays – starts August 31st. Your recipe doesn’t have to be sugar or gluten-free. Just fabulous food, a little healthier. Read the details here.
Find more food inspiration at:
- Food on Friday at Ann Kroeker’s
- Amy’s Finer Things Friday
- Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
- The Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap