Fuel Saver Quinoa



Fuel Saver Quinoa
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Description Base recipe for quinoa
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: One pot Meals
Serves: 1
  • 1⁄2 c quinoa
  • 1 c water
  1. Add the quinoa and water to a small cooking pot (a 1 to 1.7 Liter works well). Add a pinch of salt if desired.
  2. Bring to a boil and let boil for 5 minutes - keep the pot's lid on mostly and stir periodically. Lower the flame if needed.
  3. Take off the stove, cover tightly and insulate - either with a pot cozy or what you have on hand. Let sit for 15 minutes without disturbing.
  4. Fluff up and enjoy!
It is VERY important you buy a brand of quinoa that is pre-washed. Most US sold brands are, but do look. If it doesn't say it is, pass on it!
While this recipe might seem simple an often asked question is "Can I cook quinoa on the trail without dehydrating?". It works well but you do need to keep a close eye on it while it boils.
For info on dehydrating quinoa see here:
Use this as a base and add whatever you crave - spices, herbs, lower sodium bouillon, etc.