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    Quinoa-Toasted

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    17 mins

    2 mins

    15 mins

    Dib's's Note:

    This is a must do in order to use this unique grain.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cup

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pour 1 cup quinoa into a fine strainer and rinse thoroughly under cool water-this will get rid of it's natural, bitter coating. I find this method helpful too-pour quinoa into a medium bowl, add cold water and swish around with your hand. Place a unbleached coffee filter into your strainer, then drain off the quinoa. It's a lot less annoying this way as the tiny grain won't get stuck in your strainer.
    2. 2
      Put rinsed quinoa into a large frying pan over medium heat.
    3. 3
      Cook, shaking the pan for around 15 minutes or until the quinoa reaches a golden brown.
    4. 4
      Remove from heat and pan and cool.
    5. 5
      Store in a clean jar with a tight fitting lid.
    6. 6
      Keeps for up to 1 month.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 11, 2007

      55

      I love Quinoa, but never thought to toast it. One suggestion though. When you are rinsing the quinoa, save the rinse water. Pour it into a spray bottle and you have an organic liquid that repells insects. Use it on your vegetable plants. I wouldn't recommend using it on culinary herbs though as it could affect the taste. The coating of the quinoa, saponin, a resin-like substance is extremely bitter and forms a soapy solution in water.

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    • on September 14, 2007

      55

      the best! you'll swear you added butter or chicken broth because the flavor is so rich and complex.... it should be noted that to cook the quinoa you should use two cups water to one cup quinoa. add salt to the boiling water. simmer with lid on for twenty minutes. remove lid and remove from heat, let cool for five minutes. could not be more simple or delicious!

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    • on December 07, 2010

      55

      I can't give this any stars (as I haven't tried it yet), but I noticed from a lot of the reviews that people were getting a bitter taste by cooking their quinoa without this method...? I wanted to mention that I buy Bob's Red Mill organic whole grain quinoa at Costco, and it says right on the package that it has been "thoroughly rinsed and air dried to remove the bitter saponins, so it can be used without rinsing". I was at Sam's Club the other day too, and I checked a bag of quinoa they sell there (also organic), and it said it had been rinsed as well. I don't rinse before I cook my Bob's RM, and it always tastes great. Maybe it's just the organic ones that rinse it first before selling it in stores. I don't know. Regardless, I do still plan to try your method of toasting, to add another depth of flavor to the quinoa. UPDATE 12/7/10: I was looking for a way to jazz up my quinoa, and I came back across this recipe/method. WOW, does it ever change the texture and flavor for the better! My quinoa started to smell like, hmm... popcorn-y almost, and I was worried I overtoasted it, but it came out really good. I was seriously thinking of finding random recipes to just use up my quinoa and just buy whole grain couscous after that, but this method has pulled me back in! I can definitely say I am a quinoa fan, and I will be using this method again and again. Thank you for posting it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Quinoa-Toasted

    Serving Size: 1 (170 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 625.6
     
    Calories from Fat 92
    14%
    Total Fat 10.3 g
    15%
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 8.5 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 109.0 g
    36%
    Dietary Fiber 11.9 g
    47%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 24.0 g
    48%

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