How to Cook Quinoa

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Here is exactly how I cook quinoa.

Here is exactly how to cook quinoa.

I’m a BIG fan of quinoa. Rather, more like obsessed. I love adding it in salads, soups or swap out white rice with it. It’s one of those fill-you-up foods that keeps you full for hours.

Quinoa is:

✓ full of essential vitamins
✓ high in protein
✓ low in fat
✓ gluten free
✓ promotes healthy digestion

As you can see, quinoa is so nutrias and so, so versatile. If you have never had it before, it has a mild, nutty flavor with a tiny crunch. It takes the flavor of what you put on it.

Here is exactly how I cook quinoa.

Here is exactly how I cook quinoa.

{Mexican Quinoa Salad}

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How to Cook Quinoa

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

Here is exactly how I cook quinoa.


  • 2 cups rinsed, uncooked quinoa (I use organic)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine the uncooked quinoa, water, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, decrease heat and simmer for 15 minutes until the quinoa is tender. At this point, it should look fluffy.
  2. Cooked quinoa stays fresh in the refrigerator for about a week in an airtight container.

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  1. Mexican Quinoa Salad

    March 21, 2016 at 12:03 am

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