This was my first experience cooking quinoa. I made it to go with "Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos." I also made "Refried Beans without the Refry," but I did black beans and cooked them on the stove top (did not mash). I had all this wonderful spiced bean broth left over, so I used 1 1/2 cups of bean broth and 1 c. water in the quinoa. The flavor was excellent and I can see myself cooking a lot of quinoa in the future, as I really enjoyed the texture and pretty much everything about it. However, I found 2 1/2 c. liquid to be WAAAY too much. After 40+ minutes of simmering, there was still a LOT of liquid, and the quinoa was tender. I didn't want it to get mushy, so I drained it through a fine mesh sieve, then reheated it over med-high heat for a few minutes just to evaporate some of that leftover moisture. I don't know if this was caused by my use of bean broth, or if there really was just too much liquid. Either way, next time I'll try 2 c. liquid and see how that fares. Otherwise wonderful and everyone enjoyed it!
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This was my first experience cooking quinoa. I made it to go with "Addictive Sweet Potato...