Cooking Quinoa

Quinoa is called the ‘mother grain’ and some people call it the ‘Grain of the Future’. It is complete protein with all the essential amino acids. Cooking quinoa is very easy just like cooking rice in a pot.

Basic Preparation
Quinoa – 1 cup
Water – 2 cups

1. Rinse quinoa in running water for at least few minutes. It contains a saponin coat the needs to be removed. The most effective way I found to do this is by placing the quinoa in a mesh strainer and gently rubbing the grains under running cold water.
2. Place quinoa and water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
3. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook until all the water is absorbed – about 15 minutes.
4. Delicious quinoa is ready to use in different recipes.