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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell.com, May 2017

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Recipe Summary

active:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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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.

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Tips

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

Nutrition Facts

104 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 18.2g 6% DV; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 1.4g; fat 1.7g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; vitamin a iu 4IU; folate 52.1mcg 13% DV; calcium 15.7mg 2% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 56.6mg 20% DV; potassium 160.3mg 5% DV; sodium 3.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV.
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