October 26, 2016
Quinoa (keen'wah) is an ancient American whole grain. It's nutritionally rich, has a fluffy texture & a great nutty flavor. Additionally, it has the best amino acid profile of all grains, is as versatile as rice, is "heart healthy" & gluten free.
Yield: 3 cups
1 Place quinoa in a fine mesh strainer & run under cool to room temperature water for 15 seconds. Set aside.
2 In a 2 quart pot; bring water & a little salt (about 1/8 tsp) to a boil on high heat.
3 Reduce heat to warm, stir in quinoa, cover & simmer for 12 minutes, do not over cook.
4 Remove from heat, leave it covered & let sit for 5 minutes.
5 Fluff with a fork & serve or use in your recipe.
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18 thoughts on “Quinoa”
This looks amazing. The perfect way to cook quinoa. Will be really helpful for persons like me new to quinoa.
Oh I think you’ll love it Lathiya & it’s so healthy for you!
I really don’t eat enough quinoa! It’s such a healthy grain I definitely want to make it more often. I think using it instead of rice would be a good idea!
Oh yes, the substituting for rice sometimes is a good idea. What I love even more about quinoa, as opposed to rice (although I’m a big rice lover), is it’s even more versatile. You can even serve it for breakfast… like for instance instead of oatmeal or cereal!
A wonderful and healthy side dish perfect for any dinner.
That’s true LaRena, I’m with you all the way!
I have always been curious to try Quinoa. Thanks for sharing this healthy and informative recipe.
You’re welcome Saif, I hope you’ll give it a try.. as it’s a very healthy grain!
I love quinoa, mostly because I feel healthy while eating it but it’s also tasty! I love to sub it for Mexican rice dishes. It seems to incorporate really well with those recipes.
I hear ya Leah & oh yeah it’s a great sub for rice sometimes.
I am not able to eat grains – but will try this out for my kids to give them more variety.
Oh I’m sad for you Angela… not being able to eat grains! I think you’re kids might love it though 🙂
Quinoa is really healthy and hoping to incorporate it more into my diet as well. I hope to make it sometime soon. Thanks for this wonderful post on how simple it is to make it.
You’re welcome Nisha, I truly hope you’ll try it… I think you’ll love it!
This not only looks great it is!!. Absolutely delicious. Made a salad of red leaf lettuce, sliced red beet, cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach, avocado and hemp hearts. Added the quinoa, dressed it with lemon, olive oil, agave, and a splash of pomegranate vinegar & cream sherry. Yummalicious, thank you for the recipe.
Thanks Catriona! Oooh what you made with it sounds absolutely scrumptious!
This looks great! Think I’ll try making this once I have a more permanent place.
Hi Daniel, I’m glad you stopped by! Let me know once you’re settled & have tried this recipe & how you like it. It’s really versatile & can be used with so many dishes/recipes.