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Ryan's California Quinoa

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Servings: 4

Recipe By: Anni Daulter

From:  Organically Raised
Used with permission of Rodale

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Ryan's California Quinoa

Quinoa, the supergrain, is so healthy for your children. The ancient Incas called it the mother grain. It's actually not a true grain but the seed of the goosefoot plant. A half cup of quinoa contains approximately 11 grams of protein! Quinoa is a good food for gluten-free diets.

1 cup peeled, diced apples
1/2 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground sesame seed
1/2 teaspoon ground flax seed
2 teaspoons coconut flakes
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups filtered water
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Place the apples and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the cinnamon, sesame seed, flax seed, and coconut. Add the lemon juice.

Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture cook while you prepare the quinoa. You want the apple mixture to be soft and the flavors to be well blended.

Combine the quinoa, water, and salt in a medium saucepan over high heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, or until quinoa is fluffy. Add the apple mixture and stir.

Serve immediately.
Chef Suggestions
Use quinoa as your baby to toddler's warm breakfast cereal. Add some ground-up seeds and you will triple the protein content to make this tasty dish one of the healthiest your toddler will ever eat.

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