How to Make Quinoa


Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes 


Before cooking, quinoa must be rinsed to remove the toxic (but naturally occurring) bitter coating, called saponin. Saponin, when removed from quinoa, produces a soapy solution in water.
Quinoa is rinsed before it is packaged and sold, but it is best to rinse again at home before use. Place quinoa in a grain strainer and rinse thoroughly with water.  


Serves 4
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water seasonings to taste


Using a fine mesh strainer, rinse quinoa with cool water until the water runs clear.  Combine quinoa and water in a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook covered for 15 minutes or until all water has been absorbed.

Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes covered; fluff with a fork.

Season as you like.

* For a delicious toasted flavor, dry roast for 5 minutes in saucepan before adding liquid.

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