Quinoa smells warm and earthy when cooked, with a taste that is mild, slightly bitter and with perhaps a hint of nuts. Quinoa is also great because it is very colourful, coming in a rainbow of colours – black, orange, purple, red and green.
- Rinse quinoa seeds to remove the soapiness that they can release into the cooking water
- Cover in water, bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes, and drain
- Christian, G. (2005) Real Flavours: the handbook of gourmet & deli ingredients, Grub Street. ISBN 1904943209.