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How to Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa

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Let’s look at how we can cook quinoa that’s not too mushy.  Often, quinoa is ruined by the use of too much water.

Step 1: Thoroughly wash it and drain excess water.

Step 2: Bring water to a boil and add quinoa and cover with a lid.

Step 3: Lower the heat to a minimum and cook grains for exactly 15 minutes.

Step 4: Turn off heat and let it rest for 3 more minutes.

Step 5: Fluff it with a fork.  You don’t need oil or butter here.

Step 6: Spread it on a dish.

Video by The Vegan Corner

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Hello and welcome to The Vegan Corner.
Today’s recipe is about cooking Quinoa.
There are many recipes around about how to get the best out of your Quinoa,
but we tried to make a recipe that will allow you to get a perfectly cooked Quinoa
that isn’t too mushy, as many Quinoa dishes are ruined by excess use of water.
You will find the the ingredient list for this preparation in the description down below.
The first step to obtain non-bitter Quinoa,
is to thoroughly wash it to remove the bitter tasting saponins from the outer layer.
Rub and swish the Quinoa around with your hand and this will remove any undesired taste.
Once finished, make sure to drain the Quinoa properly before moving on.
Now, place a small pot over high heat, pour in the water and bring it to the boil.
As soon as the water starts to boil add the Quinoa to the water,
give it a good stir with a fork and cover the pot with the lid.
Now, lower the heat to the minimum and cook the grains for exactly 15 minutes.
Once that time’s up, turn off the heat
and let the Quinoa rest for another 3 minutes before removing the lid.
This will allow for any residual moisture to be absorbed.
Now that the Quinoa has been cooked to perfection
there is one more step to keep it that way, which is to fluff it with a fork.
Do we really need oil or butter to help the grains staying separated?
Not at all, that’s just a myth, as you can see there is no need for extra ingredients
the get perfect Quinoa.
Once finished, transfer the Quinoa on a dish
and spread it. This will stop it from cooking any further.
There is not much to say at this point, i mean; look at that! isn’t just perfect?
Soft and luscious Quinoa cooked to perfection.
Please follow our recipe and let us know what you think about it and don’t forget
to give us a thumbs up if you enjoyed this preparation.
If you want us to prepare a specific dish,
let us know; we will draw up a list with your requests and make a video
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