Kinoa grain does not require soaking, but before preparing the porridge it should be thoroughly rinsed under cold water. The seeds themselves have a shell, which gives the porridge bitterness. Rinsing them under water, you will get rid of possible particles of husk. For reinsurance, you can soak the grain for an hour or two, then rinse under running water several times.
Brewing grain of kinoa traditionally – in a ratio of 1: 2 cereals and water. The cooking capacity must be greater than the volume of liquid in it, as the grain absorbs water and increases in volume up to four times. Slightly pouring water, after its boiling, add the kinoa seeds, then reduce the heat and cover the pan with a lid. When the kinoa soaks all the water, the porridge will be ready. The groats need to be mixed in the process, so that the bottom is not burnt, left completely without water. Cook it for 15 minutes, then open the lid and leave for 2-3 minutes, so that the moisture remains evaporated.
Seeds of kinoa can be cooked not only as porridge. Seeds of kinoa are widely used as a backfill in a variety of first dishes, added to the mass for stuffing vegetables and poultry, into light side dishes and warm salads. Also, the seeds of the kinoa give a special airy texture to the sweet and fresh baked goods. From seeds of kinoa we receive nutritional product close to nut oil.
In Spain, the seeds of kinoa are used instead of rice for cooking paella.
In Italy, boiled corn kernels are seasoned with olive oil and piquant peppers and dried tomatoes are added.
In Greece, prepare a salad of black or red grains of kinoa with tomatoes, soft low-fat cheese and spices.
Ingredients: 1/4 cup kinoa seeds, 1 cucumber, 2 tomatoes, 1 cup of corn, chives, 2 sprigs of parsley, 2 mint leaves, 1 avocado.
Cooking method. Rinse the groats and leave to drain in a fine sieve. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil and add crushed garlic, carrot, celery and bell pepper cut into strips. Mix well and leave to stew for 3 minutes. Then add washed groats, salt, pepper and pour a glass of water. Be sure […]
Ingredients for 4 servings: 4 tablespoons of kinoa seeds, 1 mango, 1 avocado, 100 g cucumber, 1 apple, 5 g fresh mint, 10 grams of shizo salad, 3 tbsp. lemon juice, 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil, 16 shrimp, 120 g of crab meat, salt and pepper black ground – to taste.
Ingredients for 4 servings: 1/2 glasses of kinoa seeds, 1 glass of water, 2 zucchini squash, 2 fresh red peppers, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp of Provencal herbs, brynza, salt – to taste
Ingredients for 12 servings: 250 grams of seeds kinoa, 1 chicken egg, 120 grams of cottage cheese, 1 head of red onion, 40 g of garlic, 1 chili, 2.5 tbsp. of rice flour, 2 tsp. ziri, 30 grams of grated parmesan, olive oil and salt – to taste.
Ingredients: 0.5 cups of kinoa seed, 2 cups of milk, 1 cup of water, 20 g of butter, 4 tablespoons of cream, 4 apples, 1 tbsp. of Calvados, vanilla pod, sugar, salt – to taste.
Ingredients: 0,5 glasses of kinoa seeds, 1.5 glasses of water, 1 tsp. of olive oil, 200 g of green beans, 2 small sweet peppers, 100 g of peeled shrimp, 1 bunch of chives or green onions; for refueling: 4 tbsp. olive oil, 3 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. soy sauce, Tabasco sauce and liquid honey, 0.5 teaspoon ground paprika, salt – to taste.
Ingredients: 1 cup of kinoa seed, 360 ml of low-fat milk, 240 ml of water, 1 glass of fresh blueberries, 4 tbsp. almonds, 8 tbsp. almond milk, 2 tsp each white and brown sugar, 2 tsp. lemon peel, 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon and almond extract, 1/4 tsp salt.
Cooking method. Take two cups of boiled groats of kinoa and a cup of coarse flour. Add there your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruits or bits of bitter chocolate. Mix it all with two cups of boiled oatmeal, an egg and a teaspoon of baking soda. Lubricate the baking tray or the shape with oil, […]
Ingredients: 1.25 cups of kinoa seeds, 450 g of chicken fillet, 2 avocados, 4 oranges, 5 cloves of garlic, 60 ml of lime juice, 1 lime rind, 1 bunch of cilantro, 55 ml of olive oil, 1 tsp. salt and chilli powder, pepper – to taste.
Ingredients: 1/3 cup of kinoa seeds, 1/2 glass of water, 240 ml of vegetable juice, 450 ml of canned beans and canned tomatoes, 2 red bell peppers, 2 green chili peppers, 180 g onion, 450 g zucchini zucchini, 4 cloves of garlic, 4 tsp olive oil, 1 tbsp. chilli powder, 1 teaspoon Ground cumin, 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1/4 tsp. of salt.
Ingredients: 4 green chili peppers, 3/4 cup kinoa seeds, 1.5 cups water, 2 bell peppers (green and red), 1 onion, 2 tsp. cholapeno, 2 cloves garlic, 2 tbsp. pumpkin seeds, 2 stalks of green onions, 1 tbsp. each. fresh cilantro, soy sauce and lime juice, 2 cups of tomato juice, 115 grams of cheddar cheese.