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How to Cook Quinoa

How To Cook Quinoa Recipe

Quinoa is a superfood loved by many for its numerous health benefits. Learn how to make quinoa at home and use it part of your regular menu rotation!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword How To Cook Quinoa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 214 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • Chopped parsley


  1. Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve until water runs clear. Then, drain and transfer to a medium pot.
  2. Add 4 cups water, oil and salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until water is absorbed, for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes, uncover and fluff it up with a fork.

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Nutrition Facts
How To Cook Quinoa Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 319mg9%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.