How to cook fluffy quinoa
Quinoa is often called the "super grain" because it contains more protein than any other grain. With all of its many health benefits, you'll want to learn how to cook it and start incorporating it into your diet.
If you want to get restaurant-quality quinoa, you likely want to cut down on the water you're using. Here's how to do it right:
- Rinse off the quinoa. Dump 1 cup of quinoa into cold water and use your hands to stir it around.
- Drain the quinoa.
- Place it in a small sauce pan and toast it until the water has evaporated until the quinoa will start to pop and it will start to smell nutty.
- Add 1 1/2 cups of water instead of 2 cups as most packages will suggest so you avoid mushy quinoa.
- Add a 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt. Stir.
- Bring water to a boil.
- Reduce heat and cover the pot.
- Cook for about 15-20 minutes until water has absorbed.
- Gently fluff the quinoa.
Check out the video above for more on quinoa and ways to make it fluffier and tastier.
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