I have been refraining from cooking quinoa because I once tried to cook with it and it turned into a disaster. Little grains splattered all over my oven and I almost broke down not because of the mess, but organic quinoa is more expensive than other grain. While most people treat or view quinoa as a grain, but it is actually a healthy seed that is a source of complete proteins for vegetarians.
Lately, I have been tired of eating beans (for my source of protein), I decided to give quinoa another try. I read about red quinoa in a health magazine and wanted to try it instead of the conventional white kind. This time, I used a pressure cooker, so I just bring the ‘seeds’ to a broil and then pop the pot into the pressure container and forget about it. I used a 2:1 water to seeds ratio and what came out was nutty, hearty, and filling!
Lesson learned. Always persevere in the kitchen. 🙂