How to Cook Quinoa

how to cook quinoa

Ever wonder how to cook quinoa? Accidentally throw out the bag and don’t know how long to simmer? See below.

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How to Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jim


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Pour water, oil, and salt into medium sized pot. Bring to a boil.
  • In the finest (size, not quality) strainer you have, rinse quinoa under water for one minute. Once water is boiling, stir in rinced quinoa. Return to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 13 minutes, then remove from heat and let sit for another 5. Fluff with a fork and serve.


Serving: 4People | Calories: 230kcal

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