Simple & basic quinoa
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Quinoa is a seed and can be used as a substitute for rice. It is light, fluffy, high in protein and is gluten free. There is a multitude of ways to use quinoa. Quinoa needs to be rinsed before use otherwise it will taste bitter. When washing use a fine strainer to run water through the quinoa. Some packaged varieties come pre-washed so check the label.
- In a medium pot place the quinoa and water bring to the boil.
- Reduce to low heat. Simmer covered for 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat rest for 5 minutes. Serve or add to other dishes.