We have easy directions for cooking Quinoa grain, both red and white varieties, including a how to video and
important precooking tips. Once you know how to cook this delicious whole food don't miss out on all of our healthy Quinoa recipes at the bottom of this page.
How to Cook Quinoa Grain
The cooking ratio is 1 part Quinoa grain to 1 3/4 parts water. First bring water to a boil then add grains. Simmer uncovered for 12 minutes until water is absorbed.
Fluff with fork and let stand 5 minutes. Yields 3 1/2 cups .
for Cooking Red and White Quinoa
How to Cook Quinoa Grain Video
Important Precooking Instructions
Before cooking Quinoa be sure the grain you use is washed. Most of the grain that is packaged and sold to consumers is pre-washed but some
is not. Cooking unwashed Quinoa will give recipes a bitter taste caused by the plants natural saponin coating (believed to fend off birds
To wash off the saponin coating,
rinse the grains with water for a few minutes. The grains are very small, so use a fine strainer. Permanent coffee filters (not paper filters)
work well for straining.
When cooking this grain choose a dish that will be complimented by its nutty, smokey flavor.
Quinoa will store up to 1 year, if stored properly.
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