The Blank Slate
Quinoa cooks faster than rice and boasts a way better nutritional profile (Dr. Oz even includes the healthy carb in his two-day wonder cleanse). Keep a plain bowl of it in the fridge, and you'll have meals all week. Here's how to get your blank slate started: In a saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Add a cup of rinsed quinoa and simmer, covered, until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork; season with a pinch of salt. You'll have 3 cups, which you can then use tons of different ways...