How to Cook Quinoa
1 cup dry quinoa seeds makes 4 cups cooked quinoa.
  1. Place Quinoa Seeds in a one-quart Mason jar
  2. Secure strainer cover onto top of Mason jar.
  3. Rinse seeds.
  4. Add 2 cups water to Mason jar.
  5. Soak for 8 to 12 hours (Rinse at 8 hours).
  6. Rinse again (before cooking) to remove phytic acid/bitterness.
  7. Remove water. TO COOK:
  8. Place seeds in pot on stove.
  9. Add enough water to cover seeds plus about ½ inch.
  10. Cover pot.
  11. Bring to boil.
  12. Simmer for approximately 10 minutes checking water level.
  13. If quinoa is not cooked after 10 minutes, remove from burner and keep covered for 5 minutes. (Quinoa is done when rings are visible.)
A mesh strainer can be used if you don't have a strainer cover for your Mason jar. Be sure to use a strainer with extremely small holes. If the strainer holes are not small enough, the seeds will slip right through. Do NOT use a colander.
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