Quinoa in a rice cooker?
Is it possible to cook quinoa in a rice cooker. For some reason everytime I cook it on the stove top it comes out mushy not light and fluffy. I'm looking to make a large amount so I can make cold salads during the week out of it?
I think most people overcook quinoa into porridge and feed their friends mushy quinoa salads. I'd bet a rice cooker would do that too.
(No offense intended to people who like it that way - OP is looking for the light and fluffy version)
I use 2:1 == 2 cups of water for 1 cup quinoa. Put it together in heavy bottom sauce pan, bring to a boil, TURN IT OFF and PUT ON THE LID. Leave it alone for 20-30 minutes. It absorbs the water more gently, and fluffs up with a fork. Then add whatever you're doing to make it a grain salad, which for me is scallions, baked tofu, roasted veg, fresh tomato, arugula, parsley, mint, etc. dressed with soy sauce, olive oil and lemon.
I tried it once and never again - I have a small 3 cup cooker and the lid was about to burst and the quinoa was coming out the vent - This never has happened with rice - not sure what happened but I won't cook it in my rice cooker ever again.