Using a rice cooker, just add 1 cup of quinoa with 2 cups of water ( optionally a pinch of salt as well) and once cooked, fluff up with a fork
Using a simple boiling technique, boil 1 cup quinoa with 2 cups of water in a heavy bottomed pan, on low heat. Cover with lid and cook until the water is fully absorbed and fluff up with a fork.
But it tastes bitter!
Quinoa can be bitter if not rinsed properly prior to cooking. Quinoa should be rinsed at least few times to reduce the bitterness. Alternatively add a tsp of lemon juice with water when cooking the quinoa.
Recipe ideas using quinoa
Use cooked quinoa as an alternative to rice or couscous
Quinoa is a great alternative to oatmeal, and can be prepared as porridge. Cook quinoa with milk and top up with fruits.
- Great add-on for pancakes. For an easy pancake recipe, try out this one, and replace 1 cup of flour in the original recipe with 1 cup of cooked quinoa.
- Try put this chicken and green lentil recipe-replacing the brown rice with quinoa in the same ratio