Rinsing, Oil-Free Toasting, and How to Know When It’s Done
Do I need to rinse quinoa? Do I need to cook it with oil? How do I know when it’s done? Chef Katie Simmons will answer all of these questions for you. Plus, she’ll share her chef’s tip on why you should toast the quinoa with spices to get the ultimate flavor.
Three Colors: White, Red, Black
Quinoa comes in 3 colors: white, red, and black. You can also buy “tri-color” or “rainbow” quinoa, which is a combination of the three colors.
The white is the fluffiest and gets creamy when cooked like a porridge. The black and red have a firmer texture, so they’re better for salads.
White quinoa is also the most affordable.
How to Use in Recipes:
- Quinoa Fiesta Bowl with Easy Oil-Free Avocado Lime Dressing
Serving Size: 1 cup
|Total Fat||4 g||Potassium||318 mg|
|Saturated||0 g||Total Carbs||39 g|
|Polyunsaturated||0 g||Dietary Fiber||5 g|
|Monounsaturated||0 g||Sugars||0 g|
|Trans||0 g||Protein||8 g|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Shopping and Gear List
- Nature’s Earthly Choice Quinoa, 24 Ounce
- Pride Of India – Organic Three Color Quinoa – Protein Rich Whole Grain, 1.5 Pound (24oz) Jar