I love quinoa. Whenever I eat it in a restaurant, it's lovely and fluffy and tasty. Whenever I make it at home, it generally tastes just fine but had crunchy pieces in it, like pieces of grit or dirt, and it's very unpleasant (to the point where I generally avoid making quinoa at home because I really, really, don't like the crunchy bits).
I've tried countless different kinds of quinoa, white, red, packaged, bulk, you name it. I've tried rinsing (and rinshing and rinsing) and toasting, all to no avail. It always has those nasty little crunchy bits in it. The only thing I can think of that I haven't tried is soaking it beforehand.
So does anyone know what these crunchy bits are, and how I can get rid of them?