Easy Sprouted Quinoa Recipe

by Lori
(Watertown, WI)

Sprouted quinoa in a jar

Sprouted quinoa in a jar

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

  1. Wide mouth Quart Canning jar
  2. 1-2 Tbs Raw (uncooked) Quinoa
  3. Mesh for the top of the jar
  4. 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! 🙂

Day 1

  1. In the jar, combine raw quinoa and water.
  2. Soak overnight.

Day 2

  1. In the morning, secure the jar with mesh top and the ring or rubber band.
  2. Drain and rinse the quinoa.
  3. Lightly shake to get all the water out.
  4. Turn jar on it’s side and let the seeds distribute as evenly as possible by turning the jar around and around.
  5. Let it sit for the day.
  6. In the evening, repeat this procedure.

Day 3

  1. Repeat the procedure for Day 2.
  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.

Day 4

Repeat the procedure for Day 2. Harvest will probably be ready sometime today.

Harvesting

  1. Rinse sprouts and dry with a paper towel.
  2. Store in air-tight container in fridge.
  3. Use the sprouts for up to 2 days. After that time throw out or compost any remaining sprouts.
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