How to Make Quinoa

• 1 cup quinoa
• 2 cups water • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions: Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve until water runs clear. Then, drain and transfer to a medium pot. Add 2 cups water and salt and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer until water is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes. Set aside away from heat for about 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork. Will make 3 cups quinoa.

**Quinoa naturally has a protective coating, called saponins, that easily rinse off. However, if not rinsed, will be bitter and may cause an upset stomach.

**If you toasted quinoa in a skillet with a little olive oil over low heat for a few minutes before adding to the boiling water, it will have an even tastier, nutty flavor.

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