Easy Quinoa Recipe {Perfect Every Time}

easy quinoa recipe

Learn how to cook quinoa with this easy quinoa recipe. Cooking quinoa is extra easy with this basic recipe.

You can use this how to make quinoa guide for lots of quinoa recipes. And to make cooking easier, we’ve included a printable recipe card, shopping list, nutritional label and more.

Easy Quinoa Recipe

This easy quinoa recipe makes the perfect quinoa every time! Included below, you’ll find the quinoa to water ratio in a handy recipe card. There you can double or triple the servings and the card will do the math for you.

Try these easy recipes with quinoa in all your favorite cooked quinoa recipes.

Learn how to cook quinoa with this easy quinoa recipe…

Easy Quinoa Recipe

Along with the quinoa cooking guide in this article, you’ll find the perfect quinoa water ratio.

This simple quinoa recipe will help you make the perfect, fluffy quinoa every time. With this easy quinoa recipe, you’ll be able to make 100’s of dishes.

Easy Quinoa Recipe

This article on quinoa how cook, you’ll find all you need to make quinoa perfect every time. From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card, even the best quinoa water ratio, You’ll find everything you need to make the best quinoa recipes below.

Here’s What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients for Cooking Quinoa (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Quinoa
  • Easy Quinoa Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Quinoa

We make this quinoa recipe easy with simple directions. Most guides on how to cook quinoa stovetop have long, intricate directions. But these cooking instructions for quinoa are simple and easy to follow… Even for the newest cook.

In the next sections you’ll learn how to prepare quinoa, how long to cook quinoa, and the quinoa to water ratios.

Up next… a shopping list for this easy quinoa recipe.

Ingredients for Cooking Quinoa

You can cook quinoa alone, or cook quinoa with rice. Both have the same ratio of water so they go well together.

Tricolor quinoa and red quinoa recipes will also have the same cook times and water to quinoa ratio. So feel free to pick up any type of quinoa you prefer.

easy quinoa recipe

Here you will learn what is quinoa cooked with. You can choose to cook your quinoa in water, or broth. Both will come out perfectly, but a vegetable or chicken broth will add more flavor.

Ingredients in Basic Quinoa Recipe:

  • Quinoa
  • Water,¬†vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • Salt

Now that you have the ingredients for quinoa recipes, we can move onto how to cook quinoa, and the quinoa water ratio.

The next section will teach you how to cook quinoa…

How to Make Quinoa

One cup of uncooked quinoa will make about four cups cooked quinoa. Keep that in mind as you move onto the how to make quinoa guide, and the sharable recipe card below.

This cooking quinoa guide comes with the quinoa water ratio…

Quinoa to Water Ratio:

The quinoa to water ratio is very simple.

For every 1 cup of quinoa you make, you will need 2 cups of liquid.

This means if you want to make 1/4 cup of quinoa, you will need 1/2 cup liquid. You will need two parts liquid to every one part of uncooked quinoa.

Easy Quinoa Recipe

These simple how to cook quinoa directions take all the guesswork out of cooking quinoa.

How to Make Quinoa:

  1. Use a mesh colander to rinse the quinoa under running water, rinsing well to remove the bitterness.
  2. To a sauce pan, combine the quinoa and water (or broth).
  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Then lower the heat and keep at a low simmer until the liquid is all absorbed. About 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the pot from heat, cover, and steam the for 5 minutes.
  5. Add salt and fluff with a fork.

Up next we will combine all of this information on how to make quinoa in one handy, sharable recipe card.

The recipe card below has measurements, directions, nutrition and more…

Easy Quinoa Recipe

This sharable recipe card has all you’ll need to make the best quinoa.

I recommend adding it to your Pintrest boards so you have it at your fingertips wherever you go, and to share with all your food loving friends.

Easy Quinoa Recipe

Easy Quinoa Recipe

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This easy quinoa recipe will teach you how to make quinoa perfect every time!
Use this cooked quinoa recipes, or for serving as a side dish. This cooked quinoa recipe is also great over salads.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Steaming time 5 mins
Course ingredient, Side Dish, topping
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 157 kcal

Equipment

  • mesh colander

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Use a mesh colander to rinse the quinoa under running water, rinsing well to remove the bitterness.
  • To a sauce pan, combine the quinoa and water (or broth).
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Then lower the heat and keep at a low simmer until the liquid is all absorbed. About 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from heat, cover, and steam the for 5 minutes.
  • Add salt and fluff with a fork.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup (cooked quinoa)Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 27.3gProtein: 6gFat: 2.6gSaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 584mgPotassium: 239mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0gCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg
Keyword ingredient, quinoa, Side Dish, topping
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Up next, you’ll find the nutritional facts for quinoa….

Nutrition and Calories in Quinoa

Not all quinoa is made the same way. This low calorie recipe may have lower calories than other recipes. So keep that in mind when reading the nutrition facts below.

Easy Quinoa Recipe

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