Through the years I’ve come throughout many various methods of cooking quinoa. Probably the most uncommon is that of popping. I’ve additionally seen this described as toasted quinoa. There may be quite a few issues you are able to do after getting toasted it however first let me describe the easiest way to pop your quinoa.
Popping Your Quinoa
Take a small quantity of vegetable oil and heat it in a pan on the hob. Some cooks say you do not want the oil however in my expertise utilizing only a teaspoonful makes all of the distinction. As soon as the oil is heat put a cup of quinoa grain within the pan and warmth it up. All the time hold the grains shifting. After a minute or so you’ll begin to see the grains begin popping within the pan. They’ll leap up a few inches and make the identical sound a popcorn popping.
When the quinoa grains begin to flip gentle brown they’re able to take away from the pan. Take care to not over cook dinner the grains as this may occur in a short time. Cool the grains on a plate for 30 minutes and they’re able to eat. They style a bit like peanuts and popcorn blended collectively.
What To Do With The Popped Grains
I’ve blended the popped quinoa with some toasted brown flax seed to take advantage of beautiful mixture of flavors. With popped flax you need to cowl the pan with a lid and shake it throughout cooking. It’s because the flax grains leap up excessive sufficient to leap out of the pan.
With pop quinoa and pop flax, some added nuts and raisins have one of many healthiest snakes you would think about. It additionally tastes fully scrumptious. Upon getting made a batch you possibly can retailer it for a couple of days in an hermetic container. I assure it won’t final that lengthy as a result of you’ll eat it.
A second factor to do after getting popped your quinoa is so as to add 2 cups of water and boil it within the standard approach. The seeds will take up all of the water and there may be the additional nutty style to go along with no matter recipe you’re making.
The ultimate factor you possibly can strive is sprinkling the toasted quinoa over your breakfast porridge. It tastes good with quinoa flakes and the normal oat porridge flakes. It additionally makes the porridge a extremely nutritious and substantial begin to the day.