This foolproof recipe for perfectly cooked quinoa is fast and easy! Use cooked quinoa as a simple healthy side dish, in a salad or as a base for a delicious main dish. Source:, May 2017

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  • Combine water (or broth) and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. 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.



To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

104 calories; total fat 1.7g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.2g; sodium 4mg; potassium 160mg 4% DV; carbohydrates 18.2g 6% DV; fiber 2g 8% DV; sugar 1g; protein 4g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1; vitamin a iu 4IU; folate 52mcg; calcium 16mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 57mg; thiaminmg.