For 1-2 Servings:
1/2 cup of quinoa or millet
3/4 cup of water
dash of sea salt
1-2 cups of mixed fresh fruits
a good maple syrup (I prefer our local varieties in dark Grade B)
optional cinnamon powder
Soak and rinse 1/2 cup of quinoa thoroughly with cool water. As the seed is coated with saponins, which protect it i.e. from being eaten by deer, rinsing helps to remove the bitter soapy taste. Add oil to a saucepan, if necessary, then add the drained seeds, dry and roast, for about 1 minute.
Stir in the 3/4 cup of water and salt (if using) and bring to a rolling boil. Turn heat down to the lowest setting. Cover and simmer for abt. 10 minutes until all water is absorbed.
Turn off the heat and remove the pot from the burner. Cover the pot with a paper towel, close the lid and let rest for 5 minutes. Then fluff the quinoa gently with a fork, you should see tiny spirals (germs) curling around the quinoa seeds. Serve with fruits, and sweeten with maply syrup add cinnamon to taste. ©2013Sabineart.com