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; 1.7 g total fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 4 mg sodium. 160 mg potassium; 18.2 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 4 g protein; 4 IU vitamin a iu; 52 mcg folate; 16 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 57 mg magnesium;