Question by : How do you Prepare Quinoa?
I am a new Vegetarian, and I have a question regarding Quinoa.
How is it served/ prepared / eaten?
I ask because I saw a vegetarian cook DVD, where the lady said that you can make it so easy by stirring it in boiling water and its ready to eat… BUT, then what does it taste like?
Is it necessary to flavor it?… with salt? Or sugar like oatmeal?
How is it usually prepared?
Answer by Texperson
We eat Quinoa all the time and the best prep I have is:
2 cups chicken broth (if you are strict veggie, use water)
1 cup Quinoa
Tablespoon Olive Oil
Tablespoon Honey (it tends to be a little bitter and this fixes it)
Rinse quinoa till water runs clear, about 20 seconds. Boil chicken broth, salt, olive oil and honey in a pot, add the quinoa. Cook approximately 45 minutes on gentle simmer. Taste after 30 minutes for doneness. It should be smooth tasting, not hard, then it’s done (the grain opens like a little flower when it’s done). Add any other things you may like while its cooking the last 15 minutes. Like sauteed onions and garlic and season to taste.
Think of it like another form of rice as it’s used in a similar way.
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