[CnD] Basic Quinoa

Jean Marcley jmarcley at juno.com
Wed Feb 22 16:12:45 GMT 2012


These are great cooking directions.  I never rinse it first and it has never 
been bitter.

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From: "gail johnson" <mama-gail at samobile.net>
To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:10 AM
Subject: [CnD] Basic Quinoa


> Basic Quinoa
> Ingredients:
> 1 cup quinoa
> 1 1/2 cups cold water
> Optional: 1/4 tsp salt
> Quinoa Cooking Directions:
> You'll need a 2 quart pot with a tight fitting lid, and a fine mesh 
> strainer
> Double the recipe if you want to have leftover quinoa for another meal or 
> two Optional:
> Soak the quinoa for 5 min in the cooking pot. Soaking helps quinoa to cook 
> evenly, and loosens up any residue of saponin (usually removed in 
> processing), which can give a bitter taste Most quinoa sold in the US 
> these days has been cleaned, and steamed to remove the saponin, so don't 
> worry about that overly much
> To Rinse: Stir the quinoa with your hand, and carefully pour off the 
> rinsing water, using a fine mesh strainer at the last Drain quinoa well in 
> the strainer, transfer to the cooking pot, add 1 1/2 cups water & 1/2 tsp 
> salt if desired Bring to a boil, cover with a tight fitting lid, and turn 
> the heat down to simmer Cook for 15 minutes Remove quinoa from heat and 
> allow to sit five minutes with the lid on Fluff quinoa gently with a fork 
> and serve
>
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