Manual scraped version (keyboard scrape), because I don’t have time to post.

Serves 4 to 6

What You Need


  • cup uncooked quinoa (any variety — white or golden, red, or black)
  • Olive oil, optional
  • cups water or broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Equipment
  • Fine-mesh strainer
  • 2-quart saucepan with lid
  • Spoon


  1. Rinse the quinoa: Measure 1 cup of quinoa and place into a fine-mesh strainer. Rinse thoroughly with cool water for about 2 minutes. Rub and swish the quinoa with your hand while rinsing. Drain.
  2. Toast quinoa in saucepan (optional): Heat a drizzle of olive oil in the saucepan over medium-high heat, and add the drained quinoa. Cook, stirring, for about 1 minute to let the water evaporate and toast the quinoa.
  3. Add liquid and bring to a boil: Stir in 2 cups of water or broth and the salt. Bring to a rolling boil.
  4. Lower heat and cook, covered, for 15 minutes. Turn heat down to the lowest setting. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes: Remove the pot from heat and let stand for 5 more minutes, covered. Don’t peek!
  6. Fluff and eat! Remove the lid — You should see tiny spirals (the germ) separating from and curling around the quinoa seeds. Fluff the quinoa gently with a fork, and serve. If any liquid remains in the bottom of the pan or if the quinoa is still a bit crunchy, return the pot to low heat and cook, covered, for another 5 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed.


Nutritional Value


Per serving, based on 4 servings. (% daily value)
  • Calories 156
  • Fat 2.6 g (4%)
  • Saturated 0.3 g (1.5%)
  • Carbs 27.3 g (9.1%)
  • Fiber 3 g (11.9%)
  • Protein 6 g (12%)
  • Sodium 297.6 mg (12.4%)

How To Cook Quinoa. For I Don’t Know How To Cook Quinoa

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