Sprouting quinoa is important to neutralize the phytates and enzyme inhibitors that make it hard to digest. Sprouting makes the grain more nutritional because you are eating a complete plant not just the seeds. The whole possess take about 24 hours and it very simple
Step 1: What You Need
-You need a glass jar 1-2 quarts works great
- a sealing ring to fit the jar
-screen to cover the top of the jar
Step 2: Full Submerging
Fill the jar 1/3 full of quinoa, regardless of the jar size 1/3 is the best. You need room for expansion.
place the screen and sealer ring on the jar and fill with water
Leave the quinoa submerged over night on the counter at room temp
Step 3: Rinse and Repeat
Empty the water from the jar (water from step 2)
Prop the jar to facilitate draining of any extra water, a pie pan work great for 2 quart jars. You can also use a dish drying rack.
shake the quinoa up to lay it out in the jar evenly.
Every 8 hours (or in the morning and evening for those of us that start in the evening) fill the jar with water to rinse the grain, empty and prop up to dry.
Step 4: The Result
Two mornings after you started soaking the quinoa it should have sprouted enough to eat. Some may leave it longer but it recommended that sprouts be no longer that the length of the grain. The sprouts will look like little tails all curled up against the grain.