Do I need to rinse quinoa? Do I need to cook it with oil? How do I know when it's done? Chef Katie Simmons will answer all of these questions for you. Plus, she'll share a professional chef tip on why you should toast the quinoa with spices to get the ultimate flavor.
How to Cook Quinoa
Do I Need to Rinse?
How to Cook Oil-Free, Fat-Free
How to Know When It's Done
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More Quinoa Love and Learning:
Quinoa – March Grain of the Month from the Whole Grain Council: http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/quinoa-march-grain-of-the-month
FAO.org: Quinoa Origin and History: http://www.fao.org/quinoa-2013/what-is-quinoa/origin-and-history/en/
NPR: Your Quinoa Habit Really Did Help Peru's Poor. But There's Trouble Ahead, March 31, by Jeremy Cherfas: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/03/31/472453674/your-quinoa-habit-really-did-help-perus-poor-but-theres-trouble-ahead
Forks Over Knives: The Myth of Complementary Protein, by Jeff Novick (MS, RD), June 3, 2013: http://www.forksoverknives.com/the-myth-of-complementary-protein/
Ancient Harvest: Organic Quinoa, Plant Based Protein: http://ancientharvest.com/ancient-grains/organic-quinoa/
The Gluten-Free Society: Is Quinoa a Safe Gluten Free Food Alternative? https://www.glutenfreesociety.org/is-quinoa-a-safe-gluten-free-food-alternative/
The Kitchen: What's the Difference Between Red and White Quinoa? http://www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-difference-between-red-and-golden-quinoa-200167
About the Author:
Chef Katie Simmons
Katie is a Personal Chef based in Chicago. She specializes in creating delicious, healthy recipes for those with special dietary concerns like gluten-free, oil-free, plant-based, and low-residue. Outside of the kitchen, she is a Fitness Instructor for Equinox, with over 13 years experience in the fitness industry, and a blogger for Kuli Kuli Foods. For fun, she loves to travel, with her most recent travel involving 10 days of hiking in the Patagonia of Argentina and Chile.