I'm a new convert to quinoa and I stumbled across this method of toasting the grains. I've tried quinoa both ways but toasty is best! It's a bit of extra work, but I do three or four cups at a time and store the toasted grains, once cooled, in the fridge, as suggested. I have passed this suggestion/recipe on to my quinoa-loving friends. This is great! Thank you.
This is just perfect. It really improves the taste of the quinoa; when I first cooked with quinoa I thought I did something wrong until a friend told me I wasn't rinsing it properly. Did this for a few cups of quinoa I bought in bulk; put the nice toasty ones in a jar to save time in the future. These steps worked out just perfect, thanks for posting.
Method worked like a charm. I toasted my quinoa prior to using it in protein bars. Made the bars so much better! Highly recommend toasting!
So glad to find this recipe! I just bought several lbs of qyinoa, and wanted to make quinoa flour. Then I learned it needs to be toasted before it is ground. Alternatively, you can melt chocolate (I use extremely dark chocolate) and stir in toasted quinoa. Pour into parchment lined pan, let it set, and you have something similar to a Nestle Crunch bar. Yummy!