Quinoa Cooking Tips

Quinoa Cooking Tips



Q How do you cook quinoa?


Here are six steps to follow to make the perfect quinoa:

  1. Use 1 cup quinoa to 1 1/4-1/2 cup of water. For best results, carefully rinse the quinoa, then in a cast-iron skillet dry roast until you smell a nutty aroma, about seven minutes.
  2. In a small wide-mouth pot, bring water to a boil.
  3. Add the quinoa, turn the flame down to a low simmer and place the lid on the pot.
  4. In about 25 minutes the quinoa will be cooked perfectly.
  5. Take a fork and fluff it while removing it from the pot into a bowl.
  6. Very important not to over fluff the grain. Leave it alone and let it cool.

Ann Gentry

Author: Ann Gentry

Ann Gentry is a chef, restaurateur, food educator and visionary. She opened Real Food Daily in Los Angeles 1993, a totally vegan and organic restaurant that has since spawned another in West Hollywood. Please visit Real Food Daily to find out more about this truly unique restaurant and to learn more about Ann Gentry.

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