Easy Quinoa Recipe

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 fine mesh sieve and rinse it under cold water for 10-20 seconds. Then place rinsed quinoa and 1.75 cups water into a medium saucepan and stir.
  2. Turn 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: 1/5 Calories: 169 Sugar: 0 Fat: 3 Carbohydrates: 32 Fiber: 3 Protein: 6
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: SideMethod: Stove-TopCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

Keywords: quinoa, how to cook quinoa, how to make quinoa

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