- - 1 cup quinoa
- - pinch of sea salt
- - 1 ¾ cups water
1. Rinse quinoa well with warm water and drain. Quinoa has a natural coating called saponin that repels insects and birds. Rinsing with warm water removes saponin which can create a bitter taste.
2. Place rinsed quinoa, salt, and water in a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer 15-20 minutes, until all the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork before serving.
Calories 110; Carbohydrates 20g; Fat 1.5g; Protein 4g; Serving Size 1/2 cup; Recipe Yield 6 servings