Dating back to the Incas, this grain is grown in Bolivia and Peru. The small round grains look similar to millet but are pale brown in colour. The taste is mild, and the texture firm and slightly chewy. When cooked, the grains sweeten and become translucent, ringed with white.
How to Cook Quinoa
Recipe makes 3 cups of cooked quinoa.
Take 1 cup of quinoa and rinse it. In a saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add the rinsed quinoa and simmer, covered, until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender, approximately 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork; season with a pinch of salt.
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