Basic soaked quinoa
Author: Two Thirds Cup
Prep time: 2 hours 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 2 hours 30 mins
For soaking the quinoa
  • 1 cup organic quinoa
  • water
  • 1 Tbsp of an acidic medium such as whey, yogurt, lemon juice, or apple cider vinegar
For the recipe
  • 1 cup soaked quinoa
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ tsp unrefined sea salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  1. Put dry quinoa in a glass bowl and add water until it covers the quinoa by a couple inches. Add the acidic medium and stir to combine. Cover and let it sit for 2 hours or more. Drain the quinoa into a fine mesh sieve and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Add the soaked quinoa, stock, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the stock has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the quinoa from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
  5. Fluff with a fork and serve.
*This amount of chicken stock is for soaked quinoa. If using quinoa that has not been previously soaked, follow the amount recommended on the package, probably around 2 cups of stock for every 1 cup of dry quinoa.

*My homemade chicken stock isn’t salty. If using store-bought bouillon in this recipe, you may want to add less salt.
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