How to Cook Perfect Quinoa on the Stove
A recipe for perfect quinoa every time.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time17 mins
Servings: 4 People
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water or broth I prefer a diluted or delicate broth
- Kosher salt to taste
Place the quinoa in a fine-mesh sieve and rinse with cold water (unless your quinoa is labeled pre-rinsed).
Pour the quinoa into a medium saucepan over medium high heat. You can toast the quinoa for a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally. Or add the broth or water immediately and season with salt. Bring to a simmer, cover the pot, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa grains have sprouted their little tendrils. Remove from the heat.
Allow the quinoa to sit, covered, for about 5 minutes, then lift the lid, fluff the quinoa, and serve, or cool. If you want to cool the quinoa, your best bet is to spread it out on a large platter or baking sheet.
Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 432mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg