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How To Make Perfect Quinoa (every time)

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Perfectly fluffy, delicious and easy quinoa!
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword how to, quinoa
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 3 cups
Calories 209
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 cup quinoa any color
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Rinse your quinoa under water. This will remove the bitter (or soapy) tasting coating the seeds tend to have.
  • Pour the water or broth into a sauce pan. Heat on high and bring to a rapid boil.
  • One the water is boiling, stir in the rinsed quinoa and continue to boil for 5 minutes. Then turn off the heat, cover with a lid (leaving the pan on the burner) and let stand for 20 minutes.
  • Once the 20 minutes are up, remove the lid and fluff with a fork.


Serving: 1/2 cup | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg