- In a fine mesh slieve, thoroughly rinse 1 cup of quinoa under cold water until the water runs clear.
- Place quinoa in a medium saucepan with 1 1/3 cup water or broth and bring to a fast simmer.
- Cover with a tight-fitting lid. Reduce heat to maintain a low simmer and cook for 17 minutes.
- Remove from heat (keep covered) and steam for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.
Rice Cooker Instructions: Quinoa can be prepared in a rice cooker following the same quinoa to water ratio as above.
*If the quinoa is too firm at the end of cooking, it may be necessary to add 1-2 Tbsp. liquid and cook longer.
Mix 1 cup of cooked quinoa with 1/4 cup of your favorite salsa for a fun and festive burrito filling.
For a quick and easy vegan pasta sauce, mix 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa with 1 1/2 cup of tomato sauce. Heat until warmed through and serve over spaghetti.
Put a spin on classic tabbouleh by combining 2 cups of cooked quinoa with 1/2 cup of each chopped flat leaf parsley, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and 1/4 cup chopped mint. Season with 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice, and 1 clove of minced garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste.