How to Cook Quinoa
Post on 23-Mar-2016
DESCRIPTIONHave 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
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
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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