How to Make Quinoa

Follow this easy tutorial on how to make quinoa on the stovetop. All you need is quinoa and water to get started!

Prep: 2 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 17 minutes
Fat 3 Carbs 32 Protein 6
Yield 4 1x



  1. First, place 1 cup of uncooked quinoa into a colander or sieve and rinse it under cold water for 10-20 seconds. Then place rinsed quinoa and 1.75 cups water into a medium pot and stir.
  2. Turn heat to medium/high and bring to a boil, uncovered. Once boiling, turn down to low and cover.
  3. Let simmer for around 15 minutes or until all water has absorbed. Stay close to your quinoa as I’ve found sometimes it can easily boil over if your burner is on too high.
  4. Remove lid, fluff with a fork and serve immediately

Tips & Notes

  • Water: the standard ratio of quinoa to water is 1 to 2, however, we love when our quinoa has a little bit of a bite to it, which is why we prefer 1 to 1.75.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: ~1 cup cooked Calories: 169 Sugar: 0 Fat: 3 Carbohydrates: 32 Fiber: 3 Protein: 6
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: SideMethod: Stove-TopCuisine: American

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