I love Quinoa.
I love my Nesco pressure cooker.
I see no reason the two of them can't come together to make me happy oh and make me food too.
I think Quinoa can be tricky to cook well, sometimes. It can be gummy and go from perfect to baby food very quickly. Well, it can unless you have an electric pressure cooker.
I have found, lately, that I cook loads of this sort of thing on a Sunday and store it so that I can pick what I want as a quick side or to stir fry or to heat up or to make into a salad without having to give it much thought.
Even thought I am home, I'm homeschooling the teenager and trying to get my two passions off the ground, the food stuff and the making stuff for my Etsy store, TracyMakesStuff. I also have to clean way more often because we are HERE all the time. It was easier to stay ahead of it when the child was in school and it was only me here all day. But, once again, or still, I digress.
This recipe is one in my list of quick and easy "cook for the week on a Sunday" one from the repertoire.
Pay attention, it goes fast:
TRACY'S QUINOA IN THE PRESSURE COOKER
1 cup quinoa
1 3/4 cups water
butter (if you'd like)
Okie dokie, here we go:
Put the quinoa, water, salt and butter in the pressure cooker.
Lock and load, 7 minutes. Go do something
When the DING calls you back into the kitchen, release the pressure, cover the Pressure Cooker with a tea towel and leave it a few minutes.
There's no other way to cook Quinoa and now you have some for the week. When it's cold, throw it in the fridge. I like to toss it with avocado and grilled chicken and toss it in a light vinaigrette. It's super delicious, crazy delicious and one of the top things to do.
This recipe double easily and if you go to 3 cups of quinoa, start removing 1/2 cup of water at each increase.
Go make some.