Basic cooked Quinoa

Basic instruction to cook Quinoa

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp salt

Method:

  1. Optional: Soak the quinoa for 5 min in the cooking pot. Soaking helps quinoa to cook evenly, and loosens up any residue of saponin (usually removed in processing), which can give a bitter taste
  2. To Rinse: Stir the quinoa with your hand, and carefully pour off the rinsing water, using a fine mesh strainer at the last
  3. Drain quinoa well in the strainer, transfer to the cooking pot, add 1 1/2 cups water & 1/2 tsp salt if desired
  4. Bring to a boil, cover with a tight fitting lid, and turn the heat down to simmer
  5. Cook for 15 minutes
  6. Remove quinoa from heat and allow to sit five minutes with the lid on
  7. Fluff quinoa gently with a fork and serve
  8. Quinoa is delicious by itself or with any of the recipes listed above
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