Friday, June 2, 2017

How to cook quinoa perfectly

Quinoa is healthy with proteins and essential amino acids. You can make pulao, upma, stir fry, salads using quinoa. But cooking quinoa can be tricky. 
I am sharing few tips to cook perfect quinoa. 
1 cup quinoa 
1 tsp oil 
2 cups of water to broth

How to cook perfect fluffy quinoa 



  • Make sure quinoa is clean.
  • Rinse quinoa 2-3 times and soak for 5-10 minutes to remove bitterness and plant chemical saponin.
  • Saponin gives bitter taste to quinoa and can be irritating to digestive system.
  • Drain all the water and keep it in the strainer to remove any excess water.
  • Heart a saucepan to medium heat. Add 1 tsp of oil , add quinoa and toast for 1-2 minutes.
  • Once you hear the popping sound, add water or broth.
  • Bring to a simmer and then reduce the flame to low. Cover and cook for between 15-20 minutes or until all liquid evopartes. Remove from heat and let sit covered for an additional five minutes. Fluff and add to your favorite dishes.

*If you are going to be storing in the refrigerator, allow to cool before transferring to a storage container.
* You can add salt, black pepper, turmeric while cooking quinoa.

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