5 from 2 votes
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How to Cook Quinoa

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
This simple seed can be served in place of grains or as a salad or side dish.
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  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water or stock

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  1. Rinse the quinoa to remove any debris or dust.
  2. Combine quinoa and stock or water in a small saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes until water is absorbed.
  4. Remove from heat and let sit covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Recipe Notes

Optional: To add extra flavor to the quinoa, place it in saucepan with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook over medium heat until lightly browned. Add stock/water and cook as directed.
Nutrition calculated using water.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 156, Fat: 2g, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 239mg, Carbohydrates: 27g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 6g, Calcium: 24%, Iron: 1.9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword quinoa