I get this question a lot; how does one make quinoa that actually tastes good?
Heres the way I make it and a flexible recipe I adapted from one found in Clean Eating Magazine.
Start with one cup of dried quinoa, its very important to rinse it first to remove some of the bitter starch component.
Each cup of quinoa takes 2 cups of liquid to cook; I use my homemade chicken broth and plenty of a high quality, mineral rich, colorful salt (such as Celtic salt or Real Salt). You can also sub 1-1/2 cup of the liquid with canned, diced tomatoes.
Bring to a boil and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes.
Now what to do with it!?
Take 2 seeded and halved red, yellow, and/or orange peppers and broil in the oven for about 10 minutes until soft.
Make a stuffing with the quinoa- be creative! The other night, I sauteed some garlic with pinenuts and mixed it in with the quinoa adding some parmesan cheese.
You can add almost any herb or spice and nut or seed and stuff the red peppers. Delish!