2 Ways to Cook Quinoa

2 Ways to Cook Quinoa

2 Ways to Cook Quinoa

Course: SidesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • Saucepan Method
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 ¾ cups water or low-sodium broth

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • Microwave Method
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa

  • 2 cups of water or vegetable/chicken broth

Directions

  • Sauce Pan Method
  • Place the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer. Rinse thoroughly under cool, running water. Rub and swish the quinoa with your hand while rinsing. Drain.
  • Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the drained quinoa and cook, stirring constantly, to let the water evaporate and toast the quinoa, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the water or broth and the salt. Bring to a rolling boil. Then turn heat down to the lowest setting, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Remove the pot from heat and let stand for 5 more minutes, covered.
  • Fluff the quinoa gently with a fork and serve. If any liquid remains in the bottom of the pan or if the quinoa is still a bit crunchy, return the pot to low heat and cook, covered, for another 5 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed.
  • Microwave Method
  • Rinse quinoa under warm water to remove residue.
  • Place rinsed quinoa in a microwave-safe bowl or container and add in 2 cups of water. Cover with a lid and cook quinoa for 6 minutes. Remove lid and stir. At this point, more than half the water should be absorbed.
  • Place back in the microwave for about 2 more minutes. Then, let sit covered for an additional 5-10 minutes, until all the water is absorbed.

Notes

Nutrition(per serve)
Energy (kJ)1399
Calories334
Protein13g
Carbohydrates38g
Fat11g
Saturated fat2g
Fibre11g

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