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How To Cook Quinoa

How To Cook Quinoa

This post is all about how to cook quinoa, the basic recipe and the way to get it right each time. The super food that’s naturally gluten free, vegan and fits into all lifestyles. It’s has a lovely nutty flavor and just a slight bite that stands out. Most importantly, quinoa is so yummy and can be used in many many recipes.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy quinoa recipe, how to cook quinoa, how to prepare quinoa, quinoa
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 313 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups of ht boiling water
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


  1. Rinse the quinoa in cold water in a fine sieve for a couple of minutes.
  2. Place a pot with the water over high heat and when it boils, add in the rinsed quinoa and cover the pot.
  3. Let the quinoa cook over medium low heat for abut 10-15 minutes until all the water is absorbed and the quinoa is fluffed up.
Nutrition Facts
How To Cook Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 304mg13%
Potassium 479mg14%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 6g25%
Protein 12g24%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.