1. Whether it’s organic or not, your quinoa needs a rinse. Why? It’s coated in saponins—a bitter coating that protects quinoa seeds from damage in nature and lasts forever on your tongue. 2. Always drain quinoa—it holds onto a lot of water right after cooking. Draining it in a fine mesh strainer or a colander lined with a paper towel will keep your finished dish from being watery. 3. Quinoa may look a little like couscous, but cooks up just like rice. Use 2 parts water to 1 part quinoa and your favorite rice recipe. You can even use your rice cooker if you have one. 4. Quinoa is a great gluten free alternative to wheat products—you can find quinoa cereal and even quinoa flour out there. ABOUT SUPERFOODS: This weekly show spotlights super healthy foods and shows viewers how to incorporate them into their everyday diets. Get the skinny on everything from kale to pomegranates, learn delicious and easy recipes, and pick up tricks on how to add these super foods into the dishes you already love.
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