How to Cook Quinoa on the Stovetop Recipe
Start with these basic instructions for cooking quinoa on the stove and you’ll have fluffy, gluten-free quinoa ready to go in minutes!
- 1 cup quinoa white or tri-color/rainbow
- 2 cups water or broth
- ¼ teaspoon salt
Rinse quinoa under cool water until water runs clear.
Combine quinoa, salt, and 2 cups water in a pot or deep saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer, uncovered, until water is absorbed and white rings form around each grain, about 15 minutes. Add a small splash of water towards the end if quinoa becomes too dry.
Cover pot, remove from heat, and let stand for about 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.
Sodium: 153mgCalcium: 24mgFiber: 3gPotassium: 239mgCalories: 156kcalSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 3gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 27gIron: 2mg