How To Cook Fluffy Quinoa

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How to cook fluffy quinoa

How to cook fluffy quinoa

Some of our readers wanted to know how we prepared fluffy Quinoa on our recent Minty Quinoa Salad recipe.

So here’s a simple, anyone-can-make recipe to cook the fluffiest quinoa. Super easy to put together.  🙂

Let’s go!

How to cook fluffy quinoa
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How to cook fluffy quinoa

Quick and easy fluffy quinoa recipe
Pin Recipe
Course Basics
Cuisine Universal
Keyword how to cook quinoa, quinoa, quinoa recipe
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 156kcal
Author Veganbell

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  • Rinse quinoa until the water runs clear.
  • Transfer to a cooking pot. Add 2 cups of water + salt.
  • Turn up the heat to medium-high and bring it to a boil.
  • As it starts boiling, turn down the heat to medium. Cover the pot (with a lid), and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  • *After 15 minutes* Turn off the heat and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Gently fluff the quinoa with a fork. Fluffy quinoa is ready!


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg
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If you liked this recipe, check out this wonderful Broccoli Curry we posted earlier.

If you enjoy reading and cooking from our blog, check out Romy’s RomyLondonUK and her delicious Crispy Baked Falafel with Garlic Tahini Dip recipe. 🙂

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