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How to Make Quinoa Perfectly


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups cooked 1x

Description

This step-by-step recipe explains how to make quinoa perfectly every time. Great on its own as a side dish, tossed into salads, and more!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups quinoa (white, red, or mixed)
  • 4 cups water
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Rinse 2 cups quinoa using a fine mesh strainer, then drain completely.
  2. Place quinoa in a saucepan with 4 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer where the water is just bubbling for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the water has been completely absorbed. (Check by pulling back the quinoa with a fork to see if water remains.)
  3. Turn off the heat and let sit with the lid on to steam for 5 minutes, then fluff the quinoa with a fork. If desired, add additional kosher salt and pepper to taste. Serve as a side with a bit of olive oil and some herbs or spices.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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