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    Basic Quinoa

    Basic Quinoa. Photo by TeresaS

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

    **Jubes**'s Note:

    This is the basic recipe for cooking quinoa. You can use it in place of rice, or you can use it as the basis of a salad or tabouleh. Quinoa is a light and wholesome grain that is gluten free. It is prepared quickly and easily with this basic method. This recipe makes 3 cups of cooked quinoa

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4

    Yield:

    cups

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Wash the quinoa with water, using a strainer. Same as you would wash rice.
    2. 2
      Place quinoa and water in a 1 1/2 quart/ medium sized saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until all of the water is absorbed (about 15 minutes).
    3. 3
      You will know that the quinoa is done when all the grains have turned from white to transparent, and the spiral-like germ has separated.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 06, 2011

      55

      Thanks for the foundation recipe! I had never made quinoa before last night... I made it as a seasoned "rice" and it came out great.

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    • on March 06, 2011

      55

      This worked really well! I did have to cook longer than 15 minutes, though, to let all the liquid be absorbed. I toasted my quinoa after washing it (per another recipe instructions) and let it cool. Then I cooked as directed in this recipe, but using vegetable stock. Came out really well - thanks for sharing!

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    • on May 08, 2012

      55

      I made quinoa from another recipe and it did not absorb all of the water. When I ran across this recipe I was amazed as Ihad never known what it was suppose to look like nor how to get it to that stage. Thank you for teaching me the basics I lovesd having that knowledge you inserted at the end

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Quinoa

    Serving Size: 1 (161 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 156.4
     
    Calories from Fat 23
    14%
    Total Fat 2.5 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    1%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 5.6 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 27.2 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    11%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 6.0 g
    12%

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