Ever wonder what does quinoa taste like? It's a delicious highly nutritious seed that you are going to want to add to your dinner menus. It's easy to cook perfect quinoa with these tips and instructions.
1 3/4cupswater Can use vegetable broth or chicken broth if you prefer.
Place the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer. Rinse quinoa thoroughly under cool, running tap water. Stir the quinoa around with your hands while rinsing to help remove the saponins coating. Drain.
Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Next, add the drained quinoa and cook, constantly stirring, to let the water evaporate and toast the quinoa. This should take about 2 minutes.
Stir in the water or broth and add salt. Bring to a rolling boil.
Once quinoa is at a full boil, turn the heat down to the lowest setting. Cover and continue to cook quinoa for 15 minutes.
Next, remove the pot from heat, leaving the lid on let stand for 5 more minutes. For best results, don't peek.
Uncover, fluff the quinoa gently with a fork and serve. Note* If any liquid remains in the bottom of the pan or if the quinoa is still a bit crunchy, return the pot to low heat and cook, covered, for another 5 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed.