6 Steps To Perfect Quinoa

6 Steps To Perfect Quinoa
6 Steps To Perfect Quinoa

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TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • Uncooked Quinoa

Directions

1. Rinse and repeat. This is the most important step. Quinoa must be rinsed thoroughly and really well before cooking to wash off the saponin (soap-like coating that protects the grains). Pour uncooked quinoa into a bowl. Add water. Swish with your hands to remove the saponin. Dump the wet quinoa in a fine-net strainer. Rinse it again under running water. This will remove all traces of the saponin's bitterness, and your quinoa will taste slightly sweet and nutty. 2. In a saucepan, using 1 part washed quinoa and two parts liquid, bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. 3. Cover and reduce the heat to a simmer. Let it cook for about 15 minutes without stirring or peeking. 4. Sample: If the texture is chewy, cook it a few more minutes. 5. When you're satisfied with the taste and texture, remove pan from heat and let it sit, covered for 5 to 10 minutes. 6. Fluff: Use a fork to gently separate the seeds, fluffing the grains.

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