You may also want to try sprouting your own quinoa, which means allowing sprouts to start growing from the seeds. Some studies have found that sprouting grains can enhance certain nutrients and healthy bioactive compounds while also reducing potential nutrient-inhibiting compounds, like phytates and tannins.
To sprout quinoa at home, rinse one cup of quinoa with water and place it into a quart-sized mason jar. Fill the jar with water to the top, and let the quinoa soak for four to six hours. Pour out the water and place a sprouting lid on the jar. Place the jar with the sprouting lid upside down in a bowl or dish drainer to catch any leftover water drips. Repeat this process of rinsing, draining, and leaving the jar upside down every six to eight hours for the next day or two until sprouts form.
You can cook the sprouted quinoa just like regular quinoa (though it will cook faster and require less water). If you want to dry sprouted quinoa to eat later or for flour, you can try one of these methods. Sprouted quinoa can be used in salad