Pronounced KEEN-wah, not kwuh-NO-uh – As much as I love the NFL Bud Light Commercial….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcQmBCM3JMs
This is something, for me, that took a little while to learn to cook…I just couldn’t stop burning the little guys! But then, I learned that it’s important to keep it timed and not forget about it, which is something I have a habit of doing. So, now I can cook quinoa pretty easily and now you can too!
You can use any brand you like, but I just happened to find this Village Harvest brand at Walmart and gave it a go!
How to Cook Quinoa:
1. ) Rinse your quinoa thoroughly
2. ) Combine with 2 Cups of water in a small to medium size pot
* I substitute (1) Cup Water for (1) Cup Chicken Broth for added flavor *
3.) Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low to simmer for 10-15 minutes or until water is absorbed
* To keep from burning, time for 10 minutes and keep an eye on it until water is absorbed fully *
5.) When finished, keep the lid on the pot and remove from heat and allow to stand for 5 min.
6.) Fluff with fork, spice with some S&P, if desired, and serve, eat, or chill
The best way to know if your quinoa is cooked is by looking for a white ring around each grain. This is when the germ separates from the kernel, and when this happens you are ready to dig in. See Below!
My Chef Ranking: A
Although I cooked it right this time, I still need to experiment with a real quinoa recipe to see how it turns out, so for now I’ll give myself an A for not setting off the fire alarm.