How to Cook Quinoa

Quinoa or quinoa is a very nutritious and rich pseudocereal, but until recently it was little known outside of America. It is very easy to prepare and in this post, I want to show you how to do it.

If it were me I would eat it often, but unfortunately, it is a very expensive product (if someone knows where I can get it at a good price please leave a comment!), So I usually reserve it to make recipes on the blog or for occasions specials.
There are several types of quinoa, but the white one is the only one I've tried. In the photo above you can see how it is when it is raw.
Quinoa contains saponins (bitter-tasting toxins that are used to make soap), so it is important to wash it well until the water is clear. Some quinoas already come pre-washed and this step is not necessary.

Tips:

    To give it more flavor, you can add some ingredients to the cooking water such as sea salt, soy or tamari sauce, lemon juice, vinegar, spices, herbs, etc.
    I usually use twice as much water as quinoa, but this amount can vary depending on the quinoa you use.
how to cook quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa

How to cook quinoa. Quinoa or quinoa is a very nutritious and rich pseudocereal. It is very easy to prepare and in this post, I want to show you how to do it.
Preparation: 5 mins
Cooking: 20 mins
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 1-2 1x
Category: Cooking
Tutorial: Vegan, Gluten-Free
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Ingredients


  •     1 cup of water (250 ml)
  •     1 tablespoon of soy sauce or tamari
  •     1/2 cup of quinoa (85 g)

Instructions


  1.     Wash the quinoa well until the water runs clear. Some quinoas already come pre-washed, so this step is not necessary.
  2.     In a saucepan, pour the water and when it starts to boil, add the soy sauce or tamari, stir and add the quinoa.
  3.     Let it boil for about 2 minutes, lower over medium heat, cover, and cook for about 10 or 15 minutes (it usually takes me about 15 minutes) or until all the water has been absorbed. If the water runs out and is still hard, add a little more.
  4.     Quinoa is cooked when al dente (like pasta) and the grain becomes transparent except for the edges.
  5.     If you are going to make large quantities, let it cool down before putting it in a container and keep it in the fridge.

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