How to cook quinoa? - Nature's Superfoods Store

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    How to cook quinoa?

    Here are the key steps to cook quinoa:

    1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water to remove any residual saponins (natural coating).
    2. Use a ratio of 1 cup quinoa to 2 cups liquid (water, broth, etc.). For extra flavor, substitute some of the liquid with broth instead of just using water.
    3. Bring the quinoa and liquid to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.
    4. The quinoa should be tender, and you may see the white germ rings separating from the grains.
    5. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes to complete the cooking process.
    6. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and season with salt, pepper, herbs, spices, etc. as desired.

    Key Points:

    • Use a 1:2 ratio of quinoa to liquid.
    • Rinse quinoa first to remove any bitterness.
    • Simmer for 15-20 minutes until liquid is absorbed.
    • Let stand covered for 5 minutes after cooking.
    • Fluff with a fork before serving.

    The provided instructions and tips ensure you can cook fluffy, flavorful quinoa by using the right ratio of quinoa to liquid, rinsing the quinoa, and allowing it to steam at the end.

    You may also cook quinoa in a rice cooker in the same way you would cook rice, with the same water-grain ratio.

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