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Cooked Quinoa in a bowl
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How to Cook Quinoa

Learn how to cook quinoa right every time with my tips to make it nice and fluffy. Perfect to add to salads or your favourite dishes
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: gluten free, grain, healthy
Servings: 4
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Ayeh
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  • 1 cup quinoa¬†(I've used tri-color quinoa)
  • 2 cups water


  • Rinse the quinoa for a few minutes in a fine colander under running water to wash the outside coating
  • Once washed, add to a pot and cover with 2 cups of water
  • Cook on medium heat with the lid off for approximately 15 minutes until the water is absorbed. The quinoa will become soft and translucent
  • Once the water has all been absorbed, turn the heat off and place the lid on the pot. Let it stand covered for 5 minutes
  • Remove the lid and fluff the quinoa with a fork which will help all the grains separate and create a light texture
  • Let it cool and add to your favourite salad or dish!



Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg