I haven't tried quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) before so when I happened to find it at the supermarket, I bought a packet. This is a white, red and black mix but you can get it separately.
I simply boiled it for about 18 minutes in some chicken stock the drained it and spread it out on a plate to cool in the fridge.
I decided to make a simple veggie salad with it so I grated a carrot, chopped cucumber, capsicum and red onion and added a cup of cooked corn kernels.
When I plated up, I spooned the quinoa/veg mix over some lettuce mix and served our chicken kievs with baked potato chunks. I dressed each salad on the plate with Chang's Oriental Salad dressing (now available ready made!).
It was really delicious and there is plenty left over today to have as another salad with some cold meat. Have you tried quinoa?
Cheers - Joolz