Cooking Quinoa

2013-07-13
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 30m

Quinoa is a marketed as a gluten-free whole grain. Actually, quinoa is a seed grown in south America.

Quinoa is easy to prepare. The cooking method is similar to cooking rice. Quinoa is added to boiling water and then simmered until the water or broth is absorbed.

High fiber and protein quinoa can be substituted for rice in many recipes. Allow 1/4 cup (46 grams) uncooked quinoa per serving.

Cook’s Tip

Quinoa is cooked when each grain is translucent and the white germ is visible (see photos).

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (184 g) quinoa
  • 2 cups (480 ml) cold water, chicken, vegetable or beef broth

Method of Preparation

Step 1

Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve under cold water.

Step 2

Combine quinoa and water in a heavy 2 qt/l sauce pan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat and rest 5 minutes. Fluff using a fork and serve.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    172
  • Calories from Fat

    25
  • Total Fat

    3g
  • Saturated Fat

    0g
  • Trans Fat

    0g
  • Cholesterol

    0mg
  • Sodium

    1mg
  • Carbohydrates

    31g
  • Dietary Fiber

    3g
  • Sugar

    3g
  • Protein

    6g
  • Serving Size:

    1/4 recipe made with water