5 Facts About Quinoa Nutrition and Cooking Quinoa
How to Cook Quinoa: Quinoa-to-Water Ratio
If you can cook rice, you can cook quinoa. Here’s the simplest way to cook quinoa: Combine 1 cup quinoa with 2 cups water (or broth) in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving. When it’s cooked it will look slightly translucent and the white “string,” which is actually part of the hull, will be visible. One cup dry quinoa yields 3 cups cooked or 6 (½-cup) servings. Keep in mind how fluffy quinoa gets when you’re putting it into soups—don’t add too much or you’ll find all your liquid has disappeared.
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