How to Prepare Quinoa

Quinoa is a delicious gluten-free substitute for the wheat intolerant. It is also a flavorful substitute for rice. It cooks quickly by comparison and has a slightly crunchy texture.

 

 

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How to Prepare Quinoa

Quinoa is a delicious gluten-free substitute for the wheat intolerant. It is also a flavorful substitute for rice. It cooks quickly by comparison and has a slightly crunchy texture.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cooking Basics, Dinner, Lunch, Quick & Easy
Cuisine: American, World
Keyword: Quinoa, whole grain
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 214kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa any variety
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock or water

Instructions

  • Rinse quinoa under running water in a fine-meshed strainer. Transfer to a small or medium sauce pan with a lid.
  • Stir in 1 ½ cups vegetable stock or water and bring to a boil (about 2 minutes).
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. You’ll know it is done when the quinoa grows tiny little tails and all of the water is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 3mg

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Red Quinoa

 

All-Clad 5-Ply Stainless Cookware

This is a good basic set that will serve most of your needs.

 

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