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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


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


  • 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.



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