Your rice cooker excels at cooking much more than rice alone. Indeed, it can make batches of grains tender and fluffy for make-ahead meals. Fill the cooker with the quinoa, water and salt, and let it do the work while you focus on other kitchen tasks.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell.com, February 2019
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir water, quinoa and salt together in a rice cooker. Choose the "plain" setting and turn on the cooker. Cook until the quinoa is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 30 to 55 minutes, depending on your machine. When the quinoa is done, fluff with a fork.

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Equipment: Rice cooker

Nutrition Facts

156.4 calories; protein 6g 12% DV; carbohydrates 27.3g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars 1.1g; fat 2.6g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 2% DV; vitamin a iu 5.9IU; folate 78.2mcg 20% DV; calcium 23.6mg 2% DV; iron 1.9mg 11% DV; magnesium 84.9mg 30% DV; potassium 240.5mg 7% DV; sodium 151mg 6% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV.