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- A healthy substitution for rice and cous cous
- Great for adding nutrients and moisture into baked goods, with a hint of nutty flavor
- Gluten free and safe for those with gluten intolerance or on a celiac diet
- Takes on the flavors of other foods, so it is easily cooked with a variety of ingredients
Although quinoa should already be rinsed, take the time to rinse the grains in a fine colander. Quinoa has a natural soapy residue, called saponin, that can cause a bitter flavor. Make sure to rinse the quinoa until the water runs clear.
Once the quinoa is rinsed, put it in a pot with a 1:2 ratio of quinoa to water, soup stock or fruit juice, depending upon what flavor your recipe calls for. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to simmer for 15 minutes. When all of the liquid is absorbed, your quinoa is ready!