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How To Cook Quinoa

Ever wonder what does quinoa taste like? It's a delicious highly nutritious seed that you are going to want to add to your dinner menus. It's easy to cook perfect quinoa with these tips and instructions.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Resting time 5 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 330 kcal


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa any variety, white, red, or black
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 3/4 cups water Can use vegetable broth or chicken broth if you prefer.
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Place the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer. Rinse quinoa thoroughly under cool, running tap water. Stir the quinoa around with your hands while rinsing to help remove the saponins coating. Drain.
  • Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Next, add the drained quinoa and cook, constantly stirring, to let the water evaporate and toast the quinoa. This should take about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the water or broth and add salt. Bring to a rolling boil.
  • Once quinoa is at a full boil, turn the heat down to the lowest setting. Cover and continue to cook quinoa for 15 minutes.
  • Next, remove the pot from heat, leaving the lid on let stand for 5 more minutes. For best results, don't peek.
  • Uncover, fluff the quinoa gently with a fork and serve. Note* If any liquid remains in the bottom of the pan or if the quinoa is still a bit crunchy, return the pot to low heat and cook, covered, for another 5 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed.


Serving: 1gCalories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 12gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 596mgPotassium: 479mgFiber: 6gVitamin A: 12IUCalcium: 47mgIron: 4mg
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