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“Remember those little Red Hots candies that always burned your mouth? Heh, I had those in mind when I decided to cook up some red quinoa! Except this doesn't have nearly as much bite, and has real nutritional value! You can use regular pearl quinoa, but red quinoa has a different taste and it just looks so much more appealing!”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
4
YIELD:
4 1-cup servings
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. While it boils, THOROUGHLY rinse the quinoa in a large bowl-- cover the grains in cold water and swish a whisk around for 1-2 minutes until all the soapy residue comes off, then put into a colander and rinse again under cold water. This step is VERY important or else you'll have gross, bitter-tasting quinoa!
  2. Lower the heat and carefully add the oil and seasonings to the water. Shake a little salt and pepper in, but use the measuring spoons for the cinnamon and chili powder. Mix those spices in and make sure there's no clumps.
  3. Add the rinsed quinoa, loosely cover the pot, and let simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the quinoa is nice and soft and has absorbed all/most of the water.

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