Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is the basic recipe for cooking quinoa. You can use it in place of rice, or you can use it as the basis of a salad or tabouleh. Quinoa is a light and wholesome grain that is gluten free. It is prepared quickly and easily with this basic method. This recipe makes 3 cups of cooked quinoa
- Wash the quinoa with water, using a strainer. Same as you would wash rice.
- Place quinoa and water in a 1 1/2 quart/ medium sized saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until all of the water is absorbed (about 15 minutes).
- You will know that the quinoa is done when all the grains have turned from white to transparent, and the spiral-like germ has separated.
I made quinoa from another recipe and it did not absorb all of the water. When I ran across this recipe I was amazed as Ihad never known what it was suppose to look like nor how to get it to that stage. Thank you for teaching me the basics I lovesd having that knowledge you inserted at the end
Thanks for the foundation recipe! I had never made quinoa before last night... I made it as a seasoned "rice" and it came out great.
This worked really well! I did have to cook longer than 15 minutes, though, to let all the liquid be absorbed. I toasted my quinoa after washing it (per another recipe instructions) and let it cool. Then I cooked as directed in this recipe, but using vegetable stock. Came out really well - thanks for sharing!