Quinoa is a staple food of parts of South America. It's an easily digestible grain which contains more protein than any other almost twice as much as rice. It works well in this recipe.
Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking: 25-30 mins
Not only is quinoa a superior source of protein compared with most grains, it is also provides plenty of the minerals magnesium and potassium. Mushrooms are also a good source of potassium making this a good dish a good choice for those worried about their blood pressure. Potassium helps to counteract the effects of sodium (salt) and keep blood pressure balanced. The quinoa and rice both provide slow release energy, which helps to keep blood sugar levels stable and keeps you feeling fuller for longer.
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