How to Cook Quinoa
3. Cook Quinoa in Something Besides Water
To cook quinoa, you simply stir it into your liquid of choice, cover and simmer over low heat until done. The ratio is 2 cups of water or other cooking liquid to 1 cup of quinoa. Water is the easiest, cheapest and healthiest choice; it’s lowest in sodium and, generally, free. Other supermarket staples, like low-sodium chicken, mushroom or vegetable broth, are as easy to use as water and they can add a lot of flavor. You could even cut some of the stock with a splash of dry white wine, using ½ cup of wine plus 1½ cups of broth for every 1 cup of quinoa.
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