- Serves: 4 servings
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup quinoa (all red or a mix of red, white or black)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Broken or chopped walnuts, pure maple syrup or honey, milk and flaky sea salt such as Maldon
Wash quinoa in several changes of water in a bowl, rubbing grains and letting them settle before pouring off water (if quinoa does not settle, drain in a large fine-mesh sieve after each rinse), until water is clear.
Drain washed quinoa well in a large fine-mesh sieve.
Combine all ingredients in a heavy medium saucepan and bring to a boil, covered. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes.
Remove pan from heat and let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and keep covered to keep warm. Remove cinnamon sticks.
Divide quinoa among bowls and top with walnuts, maple syrup or honey, milk, and sea salt.