How much cooked quinoa does 1 cup dry quinoa yield?
1 cup dry quinoa yields about 3 ¼ cups cooked quinoa.
How much liquid do I need to cook quinoa?
To cook 1 cup quinoa, you need about 2 cups liquid.
How long does it take to cook quinoa?
1 cup quinoa will cook in about 15 minutes.
What does cooked quinoa look like?
Cooked quinoa looks like it has popped open and you can see tiny spirals (the germ) separating from and curling around the quinoa seeds.
Why does some quinoa have a bitter taste?
Quinoa’s natural bitterness comes from a natural chemical compound called saponin which is on the outside of the seed. It can be removed by a vigorous rinsing in a mesh strainer. RiceSelect® quinoa however, is pre-washed, so rinsing is not necessary.
How do I make better-tasting quinoa?
Quinoa is really excellent when prepared with chicken or vegetable broth. Try adding other spices and/or aromatics during cooking as well: A clove of smashed garlic, a sprig of fresh rosemary or any favorite herb or seasoning.
Can I use my rice cooker to make quinoa?
Yes, just use the 2:1 liquid to quinoa ratio and follow the instructions on your rice cooker.
There are three types of quinoa, red, white and black. Is there a difference between them?
All three have a nutty flavor, however, red and black have a bit bolder earthier flavor. White quinoa has a more neutral flavor. Red and black quinoa has a bit chewier texture so it holds up better in cold dishes like salads.
How do I store quinoa?
Store quinoa in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
What is the shelf life of quinoa?
The shelf life of quinoa, if stored properly, is two years. For longer shelf life, store in the refrigerator or freezer. Once cooked, quinoa can be stored in the refrigerator for 6-7 days or in the freezer for 10-12 months. Either method retains quinoa’s flavor, texture and nutrition. Cook a large batch for easy meal prep later.