IMHO, making perfect Quinoa is not as tricky as making perfect rice. I frequently make a larger batch and then use it over several days by adding it to salads, soups or using it for another recipe. Quinoa does not turn hard like rice when you store it in the fridge.
The most cost effective place to buy Quinoa is Costco. They have a 4 pound bag for right around $10.99 and is a much better deal than the 1 pound bags for $5 that you see in other stores. Look for the Nature’s Earthly Choice Premium Organic brand at Costco and there is no need to rinse like some others. I like to combine black rice from Whole Foods or Red and Black Quinoa from Whole Foods to give some color to recipes as well.
Need some Quinoa recipe ideas?
- Quinoa Goddess Recipes
- 13 Recipes for 2013 The International Year of Quinoa
- Quinoa Goddess Pinterest Board
- Follow #HGEATS on twitter for all kinds of great recipe ideas
- Join in on the #HGEATS Eat More Quinoa Chat on 1/23/2013
Ready? Repeat after The Quinoa Goddess … EAT MORE QUINOA! Your body will thank you!
How to Make Perfect Quinoa
Use 1 cup of Quinoa to 1 3/4 cup of water.
Add water and quinoa to pot and turn on high heat until boiling. When at boil, turn heat down to low and cover for approximately 10-12 minutes. Check the pot and if there is still water, return for another 2 minutes or until water is absorbed. Once the water is absorbed, cover for an additional 5 minutes off heat. Add a bit of EVOO and salt and pepper. Done!