Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 30 mins

Have been asked a few times how to cook Quinoa. I strongly suggest it be toasted using Chef #10404 Quinoa-Toasted as it makes a world of difference in both taste and texture.


  1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in 2 quart sauce pan.
  2. Add 1 cup Toasted Quinoa and return to boil, cover and cook over medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until Quinoa has absorbed all the water.
  3. Remove from heat and fluff, cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
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Debbwl... I took your advice and made dibs Quinoa-Toasted and then followed your instructions exactly. I then used your recipe to make my Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers. It worked wonderfully. Great flavor and texture. Thank you for posting something so simple that I can't botch it up! Made for Culinary Quest 2014 / Suitcase Gourmets

rosie316 August 22, 2014

Four things I have learned about cooking quinoa: always rinse it first (even if the package/box states it is pre-rinsed), toast the grain first, salt sufficiently, and use broth or stock. That's what I did. I toasted the quinoa in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cooked 15 minutes then set aside for about 10 minutes. Perfect! Made for CQ 2014.

COOKGIRl August 26, 2014

Great result - many thanks - love the toasted tip and also went with that !!

katew February 04, 2012