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How To Cook Quinoa (VIDEO)

10/21/2013 10:02 EDT | Updated 10/21/2013 10:04 EDT

Cooking quinoa is a lot easier than it looks.

This gluten-free grain (pronounced keen-wah as opposed to keen-owah), is packed with fibre and protein. A half-cup serving of quinoa has about 111 calories, 2 grams of fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fibre.

Cooking quinoa is similar to cooking rice. The grain is covered in saponin – which often gives it a bitter taste – so start with rinsing or soaking it.

The cooking method is also simple. The video above includes temperature settings and cooking times. It also includes how you can prep your cooked quinoa before serving. You can also check out our quinoa recipes including salad, hand rolls and veggie burgers.

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