One of my favorite foods of all-time is quinoa (KEEN-wah). People often ask me what it is and how to prepare it so that it tastes good. In fact, the neighborhood kids come over and ask for my quinoa since they like mine best. I'll share all my secrets with you! First, there's much to share about this miraculous little seed. Yep, I said seed, not grain! 😉
Quinoa is a seed that is:
Fun Fact: Did you know that as a chenopod, quinoa is related to beets, spinach and Swiss chard?!
Perfectly Fluffy Quinoa
By Allison Rivers Samson
Makes 3 cups
1 cup quinoa
3 1/2 cups water, divided
1. Either soak quinoa overnight in 2 cups of water or rinse quinoa as you massage it to remove the bitter saponin coating. Drain and rinse until the water runs clear.
2. Place quinoa and 1 1/2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and steep for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered for 10 minutes.
3. Remove lid and fluff with a fork. Serve immediately or transfer to an uncovered heat-proof container and cool.
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