Last night was the first time I had cooked quinoa.  I searched the web for tips on cooking it and I thought you might be interested in a few of the best tips I found.

  1. Place the quinoa into a metal sieve and rinse under running water rubbing the grain against the sieve to release the outer shell which helps to reduce the bitterness.
  2. Cook in chicken or vegetable stock
  3. Cook the quinoa first in a little olive oil and garlic in the saucepan you will continue cooking in to help release the natural nutty flavour.
  4. Add garlic, salt and pepper to the stock to add to the flavour.
  5. Cook just like rice 1:2 ratio (1 Cup Quinoa: 2 Cups Water)
  6. Bring to the boil and then reduce to the lowest heat and cook covered for 15-20 minutes. Once all the liquid is absorbed turn the stove off and leave for 2-5 minutes.  Fluff up with a fork.
These are just some quick tips to help you get started cooking Quinoa.
You can purchase Quinoa from the health food isle of your local supermarket or visit a dedicated health food store.
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