Quinoa ( Keen-Ow-wah ) are bead-shaped seed with a slightly bitter flavour and firm texture are as close to a perfect ingredient as you can get ! Unlike wheat or rice, quinoa is a complete protein - containing all eight of the essential amino acids. It has been recognised by the United Nations as a super crop for its health benefits: packed with dietary fibre, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. It is also gluten-free and easy to digest. The Incas grew it high up in The Andes centuries ago and regarded them as the 'mother grain' .
In 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil smoke the freshly ground crushed pepper , and then add the shallots and garlic . Cook over medium heat till shallots are translucent , then add the quinoa and saute for a minute till you get that wonderful nutty aroma .
At this stage add the wine .
Stir and cook covered for 2-3 minutes then add the stock . Bring to a boil , and cook covered for 20 minutes over low heat . At this stage the seed are cooked AL Dante . Now add the mushrooms , cheese and cilantro .