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How to cook quinoa
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How to Cook Quinoa

Method on how to cook quinoa
Cook Time12 mins
Rest Time15 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook quinoa, quinoa
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Kathy



  • Place quinoa in a large bowl. Cover with water. Use fingers to rub grains between your fingers, gently massaging grains.
  • Pour into a fine meshed sieve and continue rinsing with running water.
  • Place quinoa and 2 cups of water into a pot.
  • Bring to a boil and cover pot. Boil for 12 minutes.
  • Turn off heat. Do not remove lid. Allow quinoa to sit covered with heat off for 10 minutes.
  • Remove lid and fluff with a fork.


  • Can use chicken or vegetable broth in place of water.
  • Once cooked, quinoa can be stored in a covered container and refrigerated.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg