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How to Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa – follow these tips to make perfectly cooked fluffy quinoa.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South American
Keyword How to, Quinoa, Side
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Manuela Zangara


  • 1 cup of quinoa to 1 ¾ cups of water
  • Salt


  1. Wash the quinoa under cold water in a fine strainer, gently rubbing the seeds together with your hands. This will ensure that your quinoa doesn’t taste bitter.
  2. In a pot, combine 1 cup of washed quinoa to 1 ¾ cups of water.
  3. Add a pinch of salt and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to very low and cover with a lid.
  4. Simmer quinoa over a low heat for 15 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed. Then turn off the heat.
  5. Rest the quinoa for 10 minutes and fluff it up with a fork before serving.

Recipe Notes

1 cup of uncooked quinoa makes about 3 cups of cooked quinoa.