Quinoa Boost


It took me a few tries to perfect the cooking process of quinoa. It seems easy but it’s tricky to get it to that perfectly fluffy texture.

I think the perfect ratio is 1 cup quinoa to 2 cups water but still drain it when it’s cooked to ensure no extra water hangs in there. After draining, put it back in to the saucepan and stir it with a fork; this will add fluffiness!

Ok, so this is such an easy recipe and is a good addition to a main meal or a side dish for a BBQ (COME ON SUN, WHERE ARE YOU?)

  1. Cook quinoa: Rinse it first using a very fine strainer. Put it in a saucepan and add 2 cups water to 1 cup quinoa. Bring it to the boil and then turn down the heat and simmer for approximately 20 minutes.
  2. Check quinoa is cooked by looking closely at the grains. It should be transparent with a little ring around the edge. If it’s not cooked, you can see the hard grain in the middle.
  3. Drain the quinoa, add it to the saucepan and stir it with a fork for approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from saucepan and put it in a mixing bowl to cool.
  5. Chop cherry tomatoes into quarters and finely chop some spring onions.
  6. Drain a tin of pinto beans and add these (as well as tomatoes and spring onions) to the bowl of quinoa.
  7. Add some lemon juice, chopped mint and parsley leaves and stir it all together.

And that’s it! Super easy, right?

Cooked Fluffy Quinoa


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