home > recipes > meals / dishes > grains > quinoa

Basic Quinoa

recipe at a glance
Rating: 5/5 5 stars
2 reviews
1 comment

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   3 cups
  

recipe id: 54263
cook method: stovetop

recipe tools

Printprint
Emailemail
Savesave
Photoadd photo
Reviewadd review
rate it!
share this recipe:
share on facebook share on google plus share on twitter share on pinterest

ingredients

2 cups water
1 cup quinoa

directions

Rinse quinoa thoroughly, either by using a strainer or by running fresh water over the quinoa in a pot. Drain excess water. Place quinoa and water in a 1 1/2 quart sauce pan and bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until all of the water is absorbed (about 15 minutes). You will know that the quinoa is done when all the grains have turned from white to transparent, and the spiral-like germ has separated.

shared by

yikes_edoc

nutrition

Nutritional data has not been calculated yet.

Get our best recipes delivered right to you!
Sign up for our newsletters that feature hand-picked recipes


more recipes like basic quinoa




ratings & reviews



number of 5 star votes on this recipe
2100%
number of 4 star votes on this recipe
00%
number of 3 star votes on this recipe
00%
number of 2 star votes on this recipe
00%
number of 1 star votes on this recipe
00%
number of unrated comments on this recipe1



Guest at CDKitchen.com



REVIEW: recipe rating
My mother had bought some bulk quinoa and gave me some. Of course, it didn't have cooking instructions so I wasn't even sure where to begin. Thank you for this easy explanation on how to cook it. I used it in another recipe that called for cooked quinoa (a vegetable salad)



Guest at CDKitchen.com
Jul 3, 2007

Kris
COMMENT:
Quinoa is not very tasty plain. I tried this recipe and I couldn't eat it. It needs some flavoring added. Not sure what to add exactly, but something has got to be added to make this edible. I'd like to try it again, but with some spices this time.



Guest at CDKitchen.com



REVIEW: recipe rating
This is the basic recipe, a place to start, a chance to see what quinoa tastes like without add-ins. It's delicious, has a surprisely slight "crunch" in the middle of the grain. I add a little salt (but that's me) or olive oil to the cooking if I'm eating it plain like this.