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Quinoa is glutenfree, full of protein and cooks fast!
It is a seed, not a grain, and to protect it from insects,
the outside has naturally occurring saponins, which can be bitter.
Rinsing quinoa before cooking removes the bitter taste.
Use a fine mesh strainer and cool water.

Simmer and Steam Method
Bring 2 cups water to a boil, add 1 cup rinsed quinoa, stir,
cover and lower heat to simmer.
After 15 minutes, remove from heat,
cover top of pot with a thin dish towel and put the lid back on.
Allow to steam for 5-10 minutes.
Fluff with a fork and serve.

Double the recipe and use leftovers in soups or
warm to eat like rice or oatmeal.

To save it for a salad, rinse cooked quinoa and
drain well before refrigerating in an airtight container.

Copyright © 2013 Stefanie Samara Hamblen