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    Plain Quinoa

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    31 mins

    1 mins

    30 mins

    Debbwl's Note:

    Have been asked a few times how to cook Quinoa. I strongly suggest it be toasted using Chef #10404 Quinoa-Toasted as it makes a world of difference in both taste and texture.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring 2 cups water to a boil in 2 quart sauce pan.
    2. 2
      Add 1 cup Toasted Quinoa and return to boil, cover and cook over medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until Quinoa has absorbed all the water.
    3. 3
      Remove from heat and fluff, cover and let stand for 15 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 27, 2014

      45

      Four things I have learned about cooking quinoa: always rinse it first (even if the package/box states it is pre-rinsed), toast the grain first, salt sufficiently, and use broth or stock. That's what I did. I toasted the quinoa in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cooked 15 minutes then set aside for about 10 minutes. Perfect! Made for CQ 2014.

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    • on August 23, 2014

      55

      Debbwl... I took your advice and made dibs Quinoa-Toasted and then followed your instructions exactly. I then used your recipe to make my Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers. It worked wonderfully. Great flavor and texture. Thank you for posting something so simple that I can't botch it up! Made for Culinary Quest 2014 / Suitcase Gourmets

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    • on February 05, 2012

      55

      Great result - many thanks - love the toasted tip and also went with that !!

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    Nutritional Facts for Plain 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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