OK, so I’m not sure if most people would think of this as a recipe. But if a recipe has ingredients and instructions then this is definitely a recipe…
And it’s easy! Sprouting quinoa is so easy and the sprouts are ready so fast.
Our family likes these sprouts a lot. They’re good for us and even taste good, too!
You could use these quinoa sprouts on salads or steamed veggies or sandwiches or burgers — even quinoa burgers!
Ingredients for sprouting quinoa
- Wide mouth Quart Canning jar
- 1-2 Tbs Raw (uncooked) Quinoa
- Mesh for the top of the jar
- Ring for the lid, or a rubber band
Instructions for sprouting quinoa
The process for harvesting sprouted quinoa might take up to four days — hey, I said it was easy, not quick! 🙂
- In the jar, combine raw quinoa and water.
- Soak overnight.
- In the morning, secure the jar with mesh top and the ring or rubber band.
- Drain and rinse the quinoa.
- Lightly shake to get all the water out.
- Turn jar on it’s side and let the seeds distribute as evenly as possible by turning the jar around and around.
- Let it sit for the day.
- In the evening, repeat this procedure.
- Repeat the procedure for Day 2.
- Check to see if harvest is ready by the end of the day. You don’t want any brown roots; pink is ok. Roots can be any length you desire at harvest time–it’s up to you.
Repeat the procedure for Day 2. Harvest will probably be ready sometime today.
- Rinse sprouts and dry with a paper towel.
- Store in air-tight container in fridge.
- Use the sprouts for up to 2 days. After that time throw out or compost any remaining sprouts.