Red Quinoa with Roasted Ground Almonds
Red Quinoa is high in protein and fiber and helps to regulate blood sugar levels. I was therefore eager to cook this grain.
To accompany Roasted Pumpkin, I decided to cook red quinoa a few days ago. I added ground almonds, adding further nutrients to this very delicious meal.
I really liked the dish and because it is not only delicious but full of goodness and quick to make. The spiciness of the chilies, the softness of the quinoa and the crunch of the almonds enhanced the texture and taste. Do try this very quick and easy recipe.
This dish is vegan and gluten free. It makes a good meal for anyone watching their weight. I used just half a cup of red quinoa. When cooked it yields just about 2 cups of cooked quinoa. Here is the recipe.
Red Quinoa cooking on stove
Cooked Red Quinoa. Water has been Strained
UnCooked Red Quinoa
The following information on the benefits of Red Quinoa is from the website, Superfoods
Red Quinoa helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Lysine found in red quinoa helps with tissue repair and growth. High protein and fiber content in red quinoa delays gastric emptying and hence keeps you feeling fuller and more satisfied than white rice. Red quinoa provides a rich source of protein for vegans and vegetarians. Red quinoa provides us with 10% daily value of iron, it is low in fat and contains only healthy unsaturated fat that helps to keep cholesterol levels low and helps maintain heart health. The iron content is used by the body to transport oxygen. Since it is gluten-free, red quinoa suits those who cannot eat gluten-rich foods and who avoid dairy products. The high manganese content helps to regulate blood sugar levels and maintain strong and healthy bones. It is easy to digest and can make a good diet for diabetics too for it contains a low glycemic index.
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