Today I made some quinoa and millet, exciting right?  I agree!

Here’s my method for fluffy, nutty, and delicious grains!

Rinse your grains, always!  Now put them in a dry skillet or pan on medium high heat and do not walk away.  Either shake the pan or use a spoon (I do both), but don’t let them sit too long over the heat without stirring.  When you can smell them and they are just a little toasted brown add the water.  It is a 1-2 ratio so I used 1 cup grains and 2 cups water. Now would be a good time to add salt, garlic, herbs ,or spices too.  Bring to a boil then cover and lower heat to the lowest setting and let sit for 15-20 minutes.

Perfect quinoa accomplished!  I keep the leftover in a container in the fridge and pull from it for a day or two depending on what’s going on.  I make Colton soup with a nut or rice milk, plant protein powder and maybe some hemp seeds, same as I do with rice.

This is how I get in my craving for the rice soup I grew up with (rice, milk, butter and salt), but way healthier!  Finding a healthy substitute for a favorite or nostalgic meal is the key to conquering those cravings.

1 cup quinoa (I mixed quinoa and millet this time)
2 cups water
How easy!!