How to cook Quinoa Perfectly

Quinoa is healthy with proteins and essential amino acids. You can make pulao, upma, stir fry, salads using quinoa. But cooking quinoa can be tricky.
I am sharing few tips to cook perfect quinoa.
Ingredients 
1 cup quinoa
1 tsp oil
2 cups of water to broth

How to cook perfect fluffy quinoa

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Method: 

  • Make sure quinoa is clean.
  • Rinse quinoa 2-3 times and soak for 5-10 minutes to remove bitterness and plant chemical saponin.
  • Saponin gives bitter taste to quinoa and can be irritating to digestive system.
  • Drain all the water and keep it in the strainer to remove any excess water.
  • Heart a saucepan to medium heat. Add 1 tsp of oil , add quinoa and toast for 1-2 minutes.
  • Once you hear the popping sound, add water or broth.
  • Bring to a simmer and then reduce the flame to low. Cover and cook for between 15-20 minutes or until all liquid evopartes. Remove from heat and let sit covered for an additional five minutes. Fluff and add to your favorite dishes.

*If you are going to be storing in the refrigerator, allow to cool before transferring to a storage container.
* You can add salt, black pepper, turmeric while cooking quinoa.

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