Cook Gluten Free Quinoa In Your Rice Cooker!
This is a very simple recipe for cooking quinoa in a rice cooker, so simple in fact I hesitate to even call it a recipe with just two ingredients. But cooking quinoa in a rice cooker is so much easier than cooking quinoa on the stove top!
For those that don’t know, quinoa is a gluten free grain. Technically quinoa, like amaranth, is not a grain although it is generally treated as one. Quinoa is packed full of nutrition, having much higher levels of protein than are found in most other grains, including wheat and rice. It also has a balanced set of amino acids ideal for humans. Quinoa is one of the most complete protein sources available from a plant source. In addition to all of that, quinoa is gluten free, making it perfect for those on a celiac diet. Although not readily available in the US, the leaves of the quinoa plant may also be eaten similar to the way one prepares spinach.
Remember to always rinse and drain your quinoa before cooking quinoa as it has a bitter coating called saponin which should be rinsed off. For more information on cooking quinoa, check out The Complete Guide To Cooking Quinoa
Quinoa Recipe Ingredients
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
Quinoa Recipe Directions
To cook quinoa in a rice cooker, simply treat it the same as you would rice. Add two parts water to one part quinoa, stir and close the rice cooker lid – unlike rice you can stir quinoa a few times while cooking to prevent burning in the bottom of the pan. When the cooker shuts off, the quinoa is done. You can also replace the water with chicken or vegetable broth for added flavor and get a little more creative adding spices, vegetables, meat, etc. This is a very quick and easy gluten free quinoa recipe.
Try another gluten free recipe – Morning Millet
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