Quinua con Queso Fresco (Quinoa with Cheese)

Quinua (or Quinoa, in English) is a South American plant that is cultivated for its seeds, which are ground and eaten. Native to the Andes (and capable of being grown up to 4,000 meters above sea level), Quinoa is known for its excessive amount of calcium and protein. Quinua was one primary meals eaten in the Inca Empire, and was given to the children of ancient Peru as a milk substitute.

Quinua has a light, fluffy texture when cooked, and its mild, slightly nutty flavor makes it an alternative to white rice.

Quinua is also spelled kinoa, in the Quechua language.

Recipe for Quinua

  • Boil the quinua
  • Add fried onion
  • Add milk and salt
  • Add diced cheese (when near completion)
  • Serve with rice or sliced potatoes
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