How to Cook Quinoa and Repurpose the Leftovers!

Quinoa. The super nutritious food that is easy to prepare!

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • olive oil (optional)
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions:
  1. Rinse the quinoa: Measure 1 cup of quinoa and place into a fine-mesh strainer. Rinse thoroughly with cool water for about 2 minutes. Rub and swish the quinoa with your hand while rinsing. Drain.
  2. Toast quinoa in saucepan (optional): Heat a drizzle of olive oil in the saucepan over medium-high heat, and add the drained quinoa. Cook, stirring, for about 1 minute to let the water evaporate and toast the quinoa.
  3. Add liquid and bring to a boil: Stir in 2 cups of water or broth and the salt. Bring to a rolling boil.
  4. Lower heat and cook, covered, for 15 minutes: Turn heat down to the lowest setting. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes: Remove the pot from heat and let stand for 5 more minutes, covered.
  6. Fluff and eat! Remove the lid. Fluff the quinoa gently with a fork, and serve. If any liquid remains in the bottom of the pan or if the quinoa is still a bit crunchy, return the pot to low heat and cook, covered, for another 5 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed.
Print Recipe HERE
Double the batch for leftovers. Not sure what to do with leftovers?
Check out this infographic from CookSmarts.com:

Repurposing Leftovers & Leftover Ingredients

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