How To Cook Quinoa
“A recipe for an unbeatable quinoa stew. Delicious in any combination; alongside a salad or meat meal”.
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There are times when you’ve prepared a great meal that’s perfectly balanced, but you just can’t help but feel there’s something off. That’s where quinoa comes in!
These little seeds are the perfect addition to a meaty meal or a plain salad. However, you need to know how to cook quinoa properly before you get to enjoy its delicious taste!
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How To Cook Quinoa
- 2 cups quinoa (important – soaked overnight, rinsed, and strained)
- 1 cup grated carrot
- 2 cups grated zucchini
- 3 cups water
- 3 tsp. Himalayan pink salt
- 1 tbsp. dried onion flakes
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- ½ tsp. turmeric
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- Before you begin cooking the quinoa, rinse the seeds properly and strain them of any excess water.
- Place the strained quinoa with the three cups of water in a wide pot.
- Once done, add the carrots, zucchini, and spices, and stir everything gently—don’t add too much pressure on the veggies.
- Place the pot on high heat and bring it to a boil.
- Lower the flame and stir the ingredients gently.
- Let it simmer until the quinoa seeds have absorbed all the juices from the vegetables and start to soften.
- Near the end, cover the cooking pot for about 15 minutes
- Once the pot has cooled down, gently crumble the quinoa with a fork.
You see, quinoa seeds have a bitter or even soap-like taste that you certainly wouldn’t enjoy. Also, these seeds contain saponins which create an unhealthy foam when they come in contact with water. So, considering that the entire cooking process depends on water in the first place, it’s essential that you soak the saponins out! We know that this may seem too much, but trust us, you wouldn’t want to pass it up! A bowl of quinoa is full of protein and other nutrients that form a delicious yet healthy meal.
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