Cooking Quinoa

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 30m
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Calories from Fat

  • Total Fat

  • Saturated Fat

  • Trans Fat

  • Cholesterol

  • Sodium

  • Carbohydrates

  • Dietary Fiber

  • Sugar

  • Protein

  • Serving Size:

    1/4 recipe made with water

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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  • 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.