- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 30m
This information is per serving.
Calories from Fat25
Serving Size:1/4 recipe made with water
Quinoa is a marketed as a gluten-free whole grain. Actually, quinoa is a seed grown in south America.
Quinoa is easy to prepare. The cooking method is similar to cooking rice. Quinoa is added to boiling water and then simmered until the water or broth is absorbed.
High fiber and protein quinoa can be substituted for rice in many recipes. Allow 1/4 cup (46 grams) uncooked quinoa per serving.
Quinoa is cooked when each grain is translucent and the white germ is visible (see photos).
- 1 cup (184 g) quinoa
- 2 cups (480 ml) cold water, chicken, vegetable or beef broth
Method of Preparation
Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve under cold water.
Combine quinoa and water in a heavy 2 qt/l sauce pan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat and rest 5 minutes. Fluff using a fork and serve.