This Filipino soup is made with misua noodles cooked in broth with sauteed garlic and onion and some cubed vegetables. The usual vegetable in this soup is patola. Pork meatballs are made separately and added to the soup.
Wash 1 cup of quinoa by using a strainer.
Combine quinoa in a pot with 1 1/2 cups of water
Heat to boiling. Turn down heat to medium low, cover and simmer until water is absorbed, about 15 to 20 miinutes.
It's ok if you still see the grain at the center of the quinoa. Turn off the heat and it will continue cooking until done.
Misua noodles and quinoa can be purchased at the end of this post. Ground pork can be replaced with ground turkey or lean ground beef. Chayote squash can be replaced with zucchini or yellow squash.