**changes in bold thanks to Gaby and Catherine for making me re-check what I wrote. A late night error that I'll blame on a foggy brain. xx m.**
And you know what?
It's so simple, I'm embarrassed to say I ever tried it any other way.
2 cups quinoa (or brown rice or cous cous)
3 3/4 + 1/8 cups of water (7/8ths) (just under 4) (are you following?)
1 tbs olive oil or butter or coconut butter
Put the quinoa and water into a pot and bring to a boil
Let it boil uncovered until water is just covering the grain - reduced
Turn the heat off completely
Cover, add oil of your choice and spices and let sit for 15 - 20 minutes
Remove lid and fluff.
Quinoa, brown rice and cous cous are all perfect for the freezer. Simply remove and let it defrost on the counter or dump it back into a saucepan or pot, add a bit of water, defrost and serve. Great for a last minute easy meal. For more delicious quinoa recipes try these quinoa burgers or this greek quinoa salad or some quinoa breakfast porridge.