How To Cook Quinoa

freshly made quinoa in a white bowl

Quinoa Recipe

Here is how to make quinoa at home. Ensure you wash the quinoa before and follow the instructions to make it super fluffy.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep
Cuisine American, South American
Servings4 servings
Calories (per serving)158.66 kcal


  • 1 fine mesh strainer required



  • Ensure you fully wash and rinse quinoa in a fine mesh strainer
  • In a large saucepan, combine the quinoa and fresh water.
  • Bring to a boil on medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until the quinoa begins to fluff up.
  • Remove from heat and use a fork to make it fluffy.


  • Use 2:1 water to grain ratio if you’re making more servings.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 158.66kcalCarbohydrates: 27.66gProtein: 6.09gFat: 2.62gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.42gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.69gSodium: 7.15mgPotassium: 242.72mgFiber: 3.02gVitamin A: 6.04IUVitamin B1: 0.15mgVitamin B2: 0.14mgVitamin B3: 0.66mgVitamin B5: 0.33mgVitamin B6: 0.21mgVitamin E: 1.05mgCalcium: 23.26mgCopper: 0.27mgFolate: 79.33µgIron: 1.97mgManganese: 0.88mgMagnesium: 85.93mgPhosphorus: 197.03mgSelenium: 3.67µgZinc: 1.35mgNet Carbohydrates: 24.64g
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Data source: USDA

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How Long Does Cooked Quinoa Last?

This recipe is perfect for meal prepping or batch cooking. Just ensure you keep them stored in an airtight food storage container.

Fridge3-4 days
Freezer6 months

How To Reheat Cooked Quinoa?

Microwave2 to 4 minutes
Saucepan8 minutes