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How to cook perfect basmati rice?

How to cook quinoa in the rice cooker?
  • 1 cup of dry quinoa (washed/rinsed)
  • 2 cups of water
  • optional: 1 cinnamon stick, 2 green cardamon pods, 1 star anise
  • brown rice setting
  • Go!
How to cook flavorful quinoa?
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, washed and rinsed
  • 1 ts butter or clarified butter (ghee)
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced (microplaned)
  • 1/2 sweet onion or shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine (pinot grigio or chardonnay)
  • 3/4 cup water
In a heavy-bottomed pot, melt the butter (or ghee) and saute the onion until translucent. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant (1min) on medium heat. Add the quinoa, mix all the ingredients and toast for about 1/2 min. Add the white wine, stir and cook it off. Add the water and bring to a simmer, lower the heat, cover, and simmer on medium low for about 30min until the quinoa is cooked. Fluff it with a fork, and add salt and pepper to taste.
How to cook flavorful lentils? (recipe)
  • 1.5 cup of dry raw lentils(washed/rinsed)
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1/2 medium sized onion, peeled and spiked with 5-6 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  •  2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30-40min
  • discard onion, cloves, bay leaf and garlic cloves
  • drain lentils

How to roast beets?
  • wrapped in foil at 400F for 30min.
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1 comment:

  1. If the quinoa is unwashed, it will taste bitter