I made this quinoa salad for a baby shower we hosted last weekend and it was a big hit and I promised the ladies I would post it this week. There is a fine line between perfectly cooked and over cooked quinoa. Most packaged quinoa calls for 1 cup of quinoa to 2 cups of water. This is too much water in my opinion. A ratio of 1 cup quinoa to 1 1/2 cups of water gives you the perfect quinoa with a slight crunch.
How to cook the perfect Quinoa
- Don’t follow the package directions. Use 1 cup Quinoa to 1 1/2 cups water
- Leave the lid to the pot you’re using slightly open while cooking to let steam escape
- Regardless of the amount of Quinoa used it should take 14-16 minutes to cook. Use a timer.
- If you are serving it cold, line a cookie tray with parchment and dump the quinoa out on to the tray. Place in the fridge to chill until you are ready to use.
Adapted from cookingquinoa.net