basic quinoa

just the basic recipe no frills


1 cup quinoa
2 cups water, plus 1/4 if needed
salt and pepper to taste


Quinoa has an natural insecticide and must be washed throughly or it will retain a bitter taste-so many people think it's not so nice to eat. Really this is the big thing to know about Quinoa

After washing well, add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes.
If all the water has been absorbed but it is still not tender add 1/4 cup water add cook until tender. If tender and water remains remove lid, raise heat and cook while stirring until excess has evaporated.

OPTIONAL: You can add butter for taste.

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