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Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings (3 cups) 1x

Description

Here’s how to cook quinoa so it’s fluffy every time! Master making this whole grain as an easy side dish or healthy meal component.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Rinse the quinoa in cold water using a fine mesh strainer, then drain it and shake out the remaining water. Place it in a saucepan with the water and the kosher salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low where the water is just bubbling.
  2. Cover the pot and simmer where the water is just bubbling for about 15 to 18 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. Taste and add additional salt or other seasonings (see How to Season Quinoa).

Notes

*If you increase the recipe to 1.5x or 2x the quantities, the cook time will be on the longer side.

  • Category: Whole grain
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Essentials
  • Diet: Vegan