Thursday, May 17, 2012

Quinoa in my rice cooker!

Yes, I am the epitome of lazy. While making quinoa on the stovetop is not hard, I wanted to know if I could throw it into my rice cooker and leave it. And it worked!

I don’t know if my rice cooker had anything to do with it, although my cooker is not a super fancy one. It is nicer than the aluminum ones, but not as expensive as my parents’ rice cooker which has a million settings on it. Mine is a 3 cup rice cooker.


I put in 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water and turned it on. After it had cooked and switched to “keep warm,” I let it steam for about 15 minutes (which is what I do when I make rice in the rice cooker) before I opened it.


Voila! Perfect quinoa!


I especially like quinoa because it has a nutty taste and it has more protein than rice.

8 comments :

  1. So I could try cooking some barley I have in my rice cooker, you think?

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    1. Hey that's a good idea! It's worth trying, I think.

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  2. thanks for sharing this. I don't eat enough rice to justify the steamer but this might make a sale.

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    1. The rice cooker has been a good purchase for us even though we really don't eat rice very often. It makes brown rice really well, and now that I can use it for quinoa, it'll get even more use. :)

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  3. I need to try quinoa. I've wondered what it tastes like. I love rice and do have a cooker that I haven't used in years. I'll have to dig it out.

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    1. It's definitely worth a try! I love eating quinoa with butter and a little salty cajun seasoning.

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  4. I use a rice cooker to make mine too :D

    My tips:
    In a dry frying pan (stirring constantly) toast the quinoa for a couple minutes. It helps release this wonderful roasted nutty flavor that doesn't quite express itself otherwise.

    My other tip: 1 cup of water and 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth

    Have I told you how cute you look with your pink streaks?

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    1. THANKS for the tips!!!! I will definitely try those!!!!

      And thanks for the compliment! I love pink!!!!

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