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How to Cook Quinoa

How to cook perfectly fluffy quinoa every time!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword how to cook quinoa, quinoa recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 165kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Place the dry quinoa in a fine mesh strainer. Rinse under cold water for 20-30 seconds, swirling it around, until the water runs clear and any foam subsides.
  • Pour the rinsed quinoa into a small pot on the stove top. Stir in the water and olive oil.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer uncovered until the water is absorbed (abotu 10. minutes).
  • Remove the pot from the heat and cover. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Fluff the quinoa with a form and season to taste with salt and pepper.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg