This versatile gluten free seed is high in fibre and easy to adapt into many of your favourite dishes.
To begin, rinse the quinoa under cold water until it runs clear. There is a bitter substance (saponins) on the surface of the quinoa. This substance can give the quinoa a bitter aftertaste if it is not removed.
Using Campbell’s Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth gives the quinoa more depth of flavour. Replace it for water when cooking starches such as quinoa.
Making quinoa couldn’t be easier. For a quick side dish simply pour 2 cups of Campbell’s broth into a medium saucepan. Add 1 cup of rinsed quinoa and place the saucepan on high heat.
Bring the quinoa to a quick boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook quinoa for 15 minutes or until the broth is absorbed. Remove the saucepan from the heat and leave covered for 5 minutes. This will allow the grain to steam and finish cooking. Remove the lid and simply fluff with a fork and you are ready to serve!
Finish this easy side dish with a spoonful of butter, lemon juice or your favourite chopped herbs for an easy weeknight dish.