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What's up with my Quinoa?

I am not sure if it is the brand I am using, (Earthly Choice Premium, 100% Whole Grain), but the last few times I have made it, it tastes REALLY earthy. Almost like dirt. Not good at all.

I switched brands because this one was on sale and I am wondering what's up. I rinsed with cool water before I cooked it the first time. Then I soaked the second time. This time I just rinsed well and made sure my heat wasn't too high/didn't over cook it. Yielded a nice fluffy texture but still the dirt taste.

Seasoned with a little extra virgin and kosher salt (my normal seasoning). Did I just get a bad bag?

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