How to Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa

Quinoa. If you like eating healthy and are into brown rice, then quinoa should definitely be your jam! We’re talking skill level = Minute Rice. It’s so easy and a great side you can cook and throw together for your meal.

I personally use Bob’s Red Mill products and love them. Their quinoa is my go-to, along with all their flours and sugars. But regardless of what brand of quinoa you buy, how you cook it will remain the same.

how to cook quinoa

It’s as simple as remembering the 1:2 ratio of quinoa:liquid. You combine them together, bring to a boil, cover then simmer for 15-20 minutes.

I love using chicken or vegetable broth for a little extra flavor, or I’ll throw in a dash of salt and pepper and 1/2 tbsp. of butter after it’s cooked. Whether you mix it into a salad or stir-fry, or use it for a bed for a nice piece of chicken or salmon, quinoa is so easy to make and such a healthy side that you can add to your plate during those busy weeknights!

how to cook quinoa

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How to Cook Quinoa

Yields 2

How to Cook Quinoa

1 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

21 minTotal Time

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  • 1 c. uncooked quinoa
  • 2 c. liquid (i.e. water, chicken broth, vegetable broth, etc.)


  1. In a medium saucepan mix the quinoa and liquid and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.
  3. Fluff with a fork and enjoy!
Recipe Type: How To, Cooking Tips



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