How to Cook Quinoa

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Have you ever wondered what Quinoa was or how to prepare it? I will tell you a little about it and how best to cook it.


  • How to Cook Quinoa

    What is quinoa? Its a seed that is often called a grain because you cook it like one. Unlike rice or

    wheat, its a complete protein which means that it has all 9 essential amino acids. There are actually 12

    that your body produces, but these other 9 you have to get from your food. So this makes quinoa a

    great food choice to add to your diet.

    I buy my quinoa at Costco, but you can now find it at Walmart or pretty much any other grocery store.

    Today Im going to show you how to cook it. In later posts Ill show you some recipes you can make

    with quinoa.

    Quinoa How to cook it!

    Step 1: You have to see if its been washed or not. So check your bag or box, this brand is already pre-

    washed, but Im going to show you how to wash it, if yours isnt. When you cook this, you want to add

    twice as much liquid, water, or any broth that you want. I dont really like it with beef broth, but thats

    just me

    Im just going to make 1 cup, so put it in a fine mesh strainer and rinse it off with water.

    Step 2: Put the quinoa in your pot with 2 cups of liquid. Take a fork and mix it up, then put it on high

    and bring it up to a boil.

    Step 3: When its boiling turn it down to simmer. Let it simmer until all the liquid is absorbed and it

    has little air holes throughout the top. It takes about 12-15mins, so dont leave the kitchen to run to the


    Step 4: You know its done when you can take a fork and scrap the bottom of the pot and there isnt

    any excess water.

    I usually let it cool for a little bit in the pot, or I put it in a bowl and place it in the frig to cool down.

    Now its all ready to eat. Ill be making some recipes in the near future with quinoa, so stay tuned.

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