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.
- Bring 2 cups water to a boil in 2 quart sauce pan.
- 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.
- Remove from heat and fluff, cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
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
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.
Great result - many thanks - love the toasted tip and also went with that !!