Recipe: How to Cook Quinoa

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How to Cook Quinoa

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Raw granules of Quinoa, a Grain Suitable for a Candida Cleanse, image by Monica Holy

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is gaining popularity as a healthy, High-Protein, Gluten-free alternative Grain. It’s light, delicious and extremely versatile. Quick and easy to cook as well.

Cooking Quinoa:

Uncooked Quinoa for a Candida Cleanse Recipe, image by Monica HolyFirst, measure out the dry Quinoa. The proportion of dry Quinoa to cooked Quinoa is about 1:3, so 1 cup of dried Quinoa will cook up to be about 3 cups.

Rinse the Quinoa well under cold water and drain. It’s handy to use a fine mesh sieve for rinsing.

Put the rinsed Quinoa into a saucepan and add cold water. The Quinoa to water ratio is 1:2. In other words, use 2 cups of water for every cup of Quinoa. Toss in a dash of salt.

Cooked Quinoa, for a Candida Cleanse Recipe, image by Monica HolyCover and bring to a boil. As soon as it starts to boil, turn the heat down to a simmer, and set the lid just ajar, to prevent boiling over. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. The Quinoa goes a bit transparent when it’s cooked, except for a little spiral sprout.

If the Quinoa is tender but there’s excess water in the bottom of the saucepan just leave the lid off completely for a few minutes until the water evaporates. When done turn off the heat, put the lid on and let sit for about 5 minutes.

Cooking Quinoa in a Rice Cooker, image by Monica Holy

Quinoa also does well in a Rice cooker, with a ratio of 1 cup Quinoa, to 1 cup water. Cook for 30 minutes.

Use a fork to fluff up the Quinoa and serve.

For more information on Quinoa check out this Website:

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Nicole Chayka, co-author of Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift,& Canadian gal on a journey to live off the Grid with Middle Earth HomeI, Nikki, am Blogging a step by step journal titled The Candida Chronicles, so I can share with you the The Dietary Rules, the Meal Plans and Recipes, the Tips and Facts, and most importantly, the Results. If I can lick this problem, letting ‘Food be my Medicine’ and only using Herbals then you can too!

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