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How To Cook Quinoa

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Quinoa is delicious and healthy. I mean there is a reason people say super food and quinoa in the same sentence, right? Quinoa’s a whole-grain, whole protein (meaning it contains all 9 amino acids) seed thats gluten free and high in fibre.

A batch of fluffy quinoa

The plus side to quinoa is that it’s easy to make. Perfect for batch cooking for a meal plan and a nice healthy alternative to many foods like couscous and rice.

Why Do You Rinse Quinoa?

Quinoa has a bitter outer coating called Saponin. Saponin can easily be removed from the quinoa by either rinsing or soaking. A lot of packaged quinoa comes pre rinsed but I still recommend giving it a quick rinse.

Which Quinoa To Buy?

You can buy white, red and black quinoa or even a mix of all 3. Each one has a slight different flavour. For people first trying quinoa I suggest trying the white quinoa first. As it has the most neutral flavour out of the 3.

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A batch of fluffy quinoa

How To Cook Quinoa

Jack Slobodian
Quinoa is delicious and healthy. I mean there is a reason people say super food and quinoa in the same sentence, right? Quinoa's a whole-grain, whole protein (meaning it contains all 9 amino acids) seed thats gluten free and high in fibre.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 2 people
Calories 191 kcal

Equipment

  • Fine Sieve
  • Medium Pot

Ingredients
 
 

  • 100 g Quiona
  • 200 ml Vegetable Stock or water
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt

Instructions
 

  • Thoroughly rinse the quinoa in a fine sieve under cold water for 30 seconds.
  • Add the quinoa, vegetable stock and sea salt to a pot. Quickly bring to a boil then turn down to a light simmer. Cook for 12-15 minutes until the quinoa has absorbed all the water.
  • Turn off the heat and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Fluff the quinoa with a fork. Taste for seasoning then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 7gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 24mgPotassium: 522mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gCalcium: 29mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Quinoa
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