Quinoa is quite easy to prepare. It can be combined with fruits or
vegetables to make a high-protein breakfast, gluten-free lunch or
nutritional dinner dishes. Quinoa is coated with saponin, a bitter substance that protects the seeds. Many brands wash off this coating, but to be sure, before cooking, soak quinoa
in warm water for 5 minutes and make sure you rinse it really well.
Combine 1 cup of quinoa with 1 1/2 cup of water or broth and bring to boil. Reduce to low heat and let simmer for 15 minutes or until the water evaporates. You can see the germ separate from the seed and the grain should look like a tiny curl.
Cover it with a lid and let it stand for additional 10 minutes to achieve a fluffy texture.