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Quinoa upma

I have been intrigued by Quinoa, the healthy and versatile seed, which is commonly substituted for grains. I saw pinterest food boards showing so many recipes using quinoa and even health-food lovers recommending it. Supposedly, quinoa is a great source of fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. So this year, I really wanted to adopt quinoa into my family’s diet.

Today I decided to give it a go by making quinoa-upma for breakfast. Quinoa is available in three different varieties – white, red and black. I used the white one, because that has the least amount of bitterness in its top covering. I also used the pre-rinsed version but rinsed it again myself again just to make sure that it had no trace of bitterness what-so-ever.


Quinoa upma

It has a taste-texture just like our humble daliya back in India, so making Indian style upma with it seemed like a logical choice. I was pleased when it turned out yummy and even kids approved!

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I could see that this is going to be our new weekend favorite recipe.

Do give it a try and don’t forget to let me know how it turns out.

Enjoy! ~Varada

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