We eat quinoa in place of rice. It is a complete protein and goes great with vegetables, sauces, and soups. Depending on what we’re having for dinner I will make 3/4 to 1 cup of dry quinoa for our family of four. Some people like to soak their quinoa prior to cooking as they say it removes a bitter taste. From what I have read, in the United States, most of the bitterness is removed from the quinoa during processing. I almost never soak the quinoa before I cook with it.

I usually do not use cast iron for boiling so I make this in a stainless steel sauce pan.


1 cup Quinoa
2 cups Water


Add the water and quinoa to a saucepan and cover. Heat until it boils. Adjust heat so the boiling remains moderate. After 5 minutes, turn off the burner and stir the quinoa. Re-cover the pot. Allow the quinoa to set for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Unless you are making huge amounts of quinoa you should be able to keep the ratio of 1 part quinoa to 2 parts water.

I don’t think I’ve tried this brand. It is well reviewed and is only a 2 pound bag so is not as expensive as the other larger bags.


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