This easy step by step tutorial of how to cook gluten free quinoa is an enlightening look into one of the most exciting new grains for people trying to eat cleanly. Quinoa is a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is high in protein and is naturally gluten free.
Because it is such a new grain, a lot of homesteaders do not know how to cook with and work it into an existing collection of family favorite recipes. Hopefully, this will show everyone just how easy it is to cook quinoa.
Quinoa seeds are in general cooked the same way as rice and can be used in a wide range of dishes.
Protein content is very high for a cereal/pseudo-cereal (14% by mass), but not as high as most beans and legumes. The protein content per 100 calories is higher than brown rice, potatoes, barley and millet, but is less than wild rice and oats.