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Vanilla-Scented Quinoa

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A nice bowl of quinoa for breakfast is an excellent way to fill up with energy in the morning.

Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 15 min Standing : 5 min
210 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

1/4 cup quinoa 45 g
1/2 cup water 125 mL
1 vanilla beans 2 g
1 tbsp maple syrup 15 mL
1/4 cup milk, lactose-free 65 mL
salt [optional]

Method

  1. Place the quinoa in a fine strainer and hold it under cold running water until the water runs clear, then drain well.
  2. Slit the vanilla bean lengthwise down the centre, scrape out some of the seeds, then add them along with the scraped bean to the saucepan. Add the quino and water,with salt to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook until the grains are translucent and the germ has spiralled out from each grain, about 15 min.
  3. Remove pan from heat and let stand, covered, 5 min. Fluff with a fork then portion out to bowls.
  4. Add the maple syrup, and milk, then serve.

Remarks

* The used vanilla bean may be rinsed, dried and stored for reuse.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (220g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

210

Fat

3 g

4 %

Saturated 0.6 g
+ Trans 0 g

3 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

40 mg

2 %

Carbohydrate

40 g

13 %

Fibre

2 g

10 %

Sugars

15 g

Protein

7 g

Vitamin A

3 %

Vitamin C

%

Calcium

12 %

Iron

25 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : 1 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Trans Fat
Low  :
Cholesterol, Fat, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Folacin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D
Good source of  :
Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin B2
Diet-related health claims  :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1 ½
Milk and Alternatives ½
Other Foods 1

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This recipe is in the following categories

Vegetarian | Artery-healthy | Heart-healthy | High Iron | Low Saturated Fat | Kosher | Low Fat | Low Sodium | Halal | Low Cholesterol