The quinoa craze may have passed, but it's still a great, family go-to thanks to its high protein content... IF you cook it correctly. Our foolproof method on the site today churns out fluffy, mild quinoa without any bitter, smoky flavor. It's downright kid-friendly.
Do You Really Need to Rinse Quinoa Before Cooking It?
How to Cook Quinoa in the Microwave | eHow Rinse quinoa - Place 1C Quinoa with 2C water in microwave bowl and cover loosely- Microwave 3 mins - stir & wait 1 min - Microwave another 3 mins. It is done when it begins to stick together, the outer white ring is visible, and spiraling apart from many of the grains If not cooked add 2tbsp water and microwave 1 min at a time Allow cooked quinoa to sit 1 min. Done
How to Make Quinoa in a Rice Cooker 1 c quinoa 2 c liquid (low-sodium chicken broth, low-sodium vegetable broth, or water) 1/2 t salt Using a fine mesh sieve rinse quinoa in cold water then pour into rice cooker. Add liquid & salt. Turn on rice cooker. In approx. 15 min You'll have perfectly cooked quinoa. Unplug cooker, allow to set for 3-5 min, then fluff with a fork.
quinoa = hie Pronunciation: KEEN-wah Notes: This ancient seed was a staple of the Incas. It cooks quickly and has a mild flavor and a delightful, slightly crunchy, texture. It's got a lot of the amino acid lysine, so it provides a more complete protein than many other cereal grains. It comes in different colors, ranging from a pale yellow to red to black. Rinse quinoa before using to remove its bitter natural coating.
.HOW TO BAKE QUINOA:: Preheat oven to 350. Bring 1 C. rinsed quinoa, 1 C. Water, and 1 C. Vegetable Broth to a boil on the stove top. Once it boils, transfer to an 8x8 baking dish, cover with foil, and bake in oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes. KLM