The secret for fluffy cooked quinoa is to cook it UNCOVERED, then steam it COVERED. This simple quinoa is ready to eat with no further elaboration or it can be combined with vegetables and seasonings in all kinds of tasty dishes.
PREP TIME 5 min / COOK TIME 15 min / NEED strainer for washing, covered pan / MAKES 3 cups
INGREDIENTS 1 cup quinoa / 1 3/4 cup water / 1/4 tsp salt or to taste (optional)
- Wash quinoa thoroughly under running water
- Combine quinoa, water, and salt in pan and stir lightly
- Bring to a boil and cook UNCOVERED for 10 minutes or until water is absorbed
- Cover and steam 5 minutes more
- Fluff with fork