I have only had quinoa once before in my life and it was okay. I bought this package of roasted garlic quinoa awhile back and decided to try it as a side dish to my teriyaki chicken knowing it would be an interesting combination. Especially since I added spinach to my quinoa.
I’m not sure how I feel about it. I followed the directions exactly and the package said to cook it for about 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed, well I checked it after 15 mins and there was still quite a bit of water left so I let it continue cooking, it went for about 30 mins and I was hungry so I just drained out the water. And yes, after 30 mins, there was still quite a bit of water. I’m not sure how it’s supposed to be, when I had it for the first time about a year ago, it was in a cold salad and it had a crunchy texture. This time around, it kinda reminded me of couscous, and it wasn’t crunchy.
Anyways, I don’t know if I will be making it again anytime soon, neither my husband or I were very impressed. But the chicken was good!
Can anyone tell me the proper way to prepare quinoa?