Basic Boiled Quinoa

Quinoa is faster, easier, and – in my opinion – tastier than rice. Give it a try!
Yield 4-6 servings
Time 20 minutes
  • saucepan with lid
  • wooden spoon
  • 1 c quinoa*
  • 2 to 2ΒΌ c water
  • 1 t salt

Combine quinoa, 2 c water, and salt and heat to boiling.

Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Stir and add more water if needed. Cook another 5 minutes or so, until most of the germs have separated and all the water has been absorbed.

Notes * Do you need to rinse quinoa?

Boiled quinoa is very plain – jazz it up with some veggies to make quinoa pilaf, or spend a few extra minutes to make quinoa risotto.

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Basic boiled quinoa