Basic organic quinoa recipe

BASIC ORGANIC QUINOA RECIPE                           8 oz organic quinoa                                                    12 oz filtered water                                                      1/2 tsp sea salt 

This recipe is made using an electric stove.  If using a gas stove, you may need to cook quinoa an additional 2-4 minutes.  Just don’t let it burn.

ONLY BUY ORGANIC QUINOA.  If it is not organic, the outer shell, or saponin,  may be on the quinoa seeds and they are not healthy for you.

Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Cover with tight fitting lid.  Lower temperature to simmer (or LOWEST setting on stove).  Cook for 20 minutes.  DO NOT UNCOVER AT ALL.  After 20 minutes, turn off burner  but leave saucepan on burner (with electric stove).  Let it cool to room temperature.  When cooled, uncover and fluff with fork.  There should be no water remaining in saucepan.  

At this time, if you are eating the quinoa plain, add whatever spices you want into the quinoa.  DO NOT add the spices before cooking as the quinoa will not cook properly.   

Eat quinoa plain, as a side dish (in place of white potatoes or white rice), or add fresh vegetables.  Gently steam or flash fry in a wok {using a healthy oil}, your favorite vegetables, with all your favorite spices and add to quinoa.   

ADD TO your favorite home-made soup (one bowl at a time).  NEVER add cooked quinoa to any soup, stew, etc that you plan to store in the refrigerator as it will absorb all the liquid and taste awful.    Been there…… Done that.!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

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