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Quinoa: Basic Cooking Instructions

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Quinoa: Basic Cooking Instructions

This easy recipe will help you make delicious side dishes like pilafs and pudding.



1 servings


1 min


15 min


15 min
Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber, Sugar-Free, Low Sodium


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
237 ml quinoa
473 ml water


Rinse quinoa thoroughly in a small strainer or by running fresh water over the quinoa in a pot. Drain. Put quinoa and water in 1½ quart saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer; cover and cook until all water is absorbed (10-15 minutes). When done, the grain appears translucent and the germ ring will be visible.

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lynn in ma

Besides adding some chicken bouillon to the cooking water, I added thawed frozen corn kernels, rinsed and drained black beans and some cumin and chili powder to give this side dish a Latin touch. Top with a sprinkling of chopped or torn fresh cilantro. Could serve hot, warm or at room temperature.

Marilyn Crozier

I just want a simple recipe.



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 644g (22.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 63514% from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 39%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars g
Protein 45g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 12% Iron 87%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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