View Full Version : How to sprout Quinoa?
10-04-2010, 02:49 PM
Hi! I'm a big fan of quinoa and never thought of sprouting it and eating it raw. Sounds like a cool idea. Exactly how do you do it? And I don't have a "sprouter" and don't even know what that is, so the most basic help is appreciated.
10-04-2010, 03:02 PM
quinoa is very easy. you can soak it overnight and drain it and eat it that way. or let it sprout for a day after soaking in between damp paper towels. it sprouts really quick. i love to mix corn in w sprouted quinoa and add some olive oil and spices and eat up! delish! im going to go soak some now!!!
10-04-2010, 03:08 PM
Sounds good. Btw, I use spirulina and a little wheatgrass juice as a fertilizer! Works wonders on plants.
Quinoa is the quickest easiest seed I've sprouted. I soak it overnight in filtered water to cover ~ and when I drain it in the morning, it's already sprouted with tails as long and longer than the seed itself.
You can sprout it longer, I do it in Mason jars and have wonderful luck. When the tails are as long as you want them, pop them (covered) in the fridge. Don't be alarmed if they turn a pinkish color, it's natural, part of the color of the sprout that emerges.
Here's one of my favorite sprouted quinoa salads (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=487VK0YMWvA), good music too!*Ü*
10-04-2010, 04:13 PM
I soak it for 4 to 6 hours during the day and then drain and leave until the next morning. Then I rinse and use or else put in the dehydrator and dry it and store it.
I do not use it anymore.
10-11-2010, 03:42 PM
Hi! It is easy to sprout, I soak it overnight, then leave it for a day in the colander (rinse it once in the morning) and then eat it in a salad for dinner. I love Sarma's quinoa grape salad from Raw Food Real World. Contact me if you'd like the recipe. Yum! You can also make tabouli replacing the traditional bulgur wheat with the quinoa and adding loads of parsley, some tomatoes, green onion, lemon juice, and olive oil. Enjoy!
I have a question: do you guys usually rinse it really well before sprouting to get the saponins out?
I find that if I do it's usually like 20 rinses just to get it out, and that's not even all of it. Sheesh.
10-14-2010, 08:15 AM
I soak it for 4 to 6 hours during the day and then drain and leave until the next morning. Then I rinse ....
4-6 hours is enough I've found. Overnight is probably fine yet, I know sometimes people tend to drown the lil guys and they'll not sprout yet, seems to work for many here. :)
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