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
- Ready In:
- 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.
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Thank you, this was so helpful. I last tried making quinoa in my rice cooker and it didn't go well. Won't write it off completely, and will probably try again in the future, but thought I'd play it safe by cooking it on the stove this time. What I did differently: I soaked the quinoa in the fridge overnight and, because of that, reduced the water to one cup and a half. It cooked in much less time, eight minutes!2Reply
I wanted the basic recipe that would give me the ratio of liquid to grain, and this recipe had it. (two parts liquid to one part grain) I substituted regular College Inn chicken broth for water and it came out as a delicious accompaniment to a Chicken Provençal.<br/><br/>I have to admit I toasted it first, like I do rice, by heating it in a tsp of oil in the pan for about 5 minutes before I added the broth. As I hoped, it gave it a delicious toasty flavor! I'm looking forward to building off of this recipe to prepare this healthful grain more often!2Reply