Quinoa (pronounce keen-wah) is definitely a popular grain these days! It’s naturally gluten-free, 12-18% protein, high in lysine, and is a near-perfect balance of 8 essential amino acids. After trying a few recipes, I found that I wasn’t happy with the texture of the quinoa and often found it bitter tasting. sailor moon iphone 6 case While making a meal which took up every burner on my stove, I decided to make the quinoa in my rice cooker and discovered that quinoa could be light, fluffy, and flavorful.The process is so easy and the results are so terrific that I now want to go back and make the pre-rice-cooker quinoa dishes all over again. Here’s how: 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well 2 cups water (may use broth — but only the kind without added sodium) Place all of your ingredients in the rice cooker and turn your rice cooker on. iphone 7 jenuos case I use the white rice settings for quinoa. vintage iphone 7 plus case If you are trying this at a higher altitude then increase the water to 2 1/2 cups water and use the brown rice setting on your rice cooker (to allow for the longer cook time). Quinoa is actually a seed and it has a coating called saponin that can make the cooked grain taste bitter or soapy. iphone 7 plus case light pink Saponin is naturally occurring and completely harmless so don’t be afraid. iphone 8 case light pink Rinsing the quinoa just before cooking gets rid of the coating and most boxed quinoa comes pre-rinsed. manna iphone x case I rinse boxed quinoa prior to cooking it, regardless of pre-rinse claims. iphone 6 phone case and card holder I recommend salting the quinoa after cooking so that the quinoa is as light and fluffy as possible.