KEEN-wah/ Quinoa


Well, you simply haven't appreciated KEEN-wah/Quinoa until you've watched the Director, David Lynch, prepare it.  Mr. Lynch PS will never have a true weight problem because a portion of the video is devoted to washing the pan BEFORE he eats his quinoa dinner.

His movie “Blue Velvet”  with Isabella Rossellini I wouldn't watch again even if someone promised me world peace.

But, his quinoa recipe?  It's a keeper. I'm leaving out the liquid amino acids, however.  Oh, and yes, I'll leave out the story part while the quinoa is cooking and he's drinking red wine from a fine crystal glass in pitch blackness on his porch. I thought YOUTUBE had actually mislabeled the video.   But, no.   More than 3/4's through the PART 11, he's back in the kitchen with single source lighting which appears to come from his stove hood.

Here's the recipe just in case your Sunday has no time for weird videos.

* Fill medium saucepan with about an inch of fresh water.
* Set pan on stove, light a nice hot flame add several dashes of sea salt.
* Look at the quinoa. It’s like sand, this quinoa. It’s real real tight little grains, but it’s going to puff up.
* Unwrap bullion cube, bust it up with a small knife, and let it wait there. It’ll be happy waiting right there.
* When water comes to a boil, add quinoa and cover pan with lid. Reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes.
* Meanwhile, retrieve broccoli from refrigerator and set aside, then fill a fine crystal wine glass—one given to you by Agnes and Maya from Lódz, Poland—with red wine, ‘cause this is what you do when you’re making quinoa. Go outside, sit, take a smoke and think about all the little quinoas bubbling away in the pan.
* Add broccoli, cover and let cook for an additional 7 minutes.
* Meanwhile, go back outside and tell the story about the train with the coal-burning engine that stopped in a barren, dust-filled landscape on a moonless Yugoslavian night in 1965. The story about the frog moths and the small copper coin that became one room-temperature bottle of violet sugar water, six ice-cold Coca-colas, and handfuls and handfuls of silver coins.
* Turn off heat, add bullion to quinoa and stir with the tip of the small knife you used to bust up the bullion.
* Scoop quinoa into bowl using a spoon. Drizzle with liquid amino acids and olive oil. Serve and enjoy.

I am cooking this red quinoa today!