How To Cook Fluffy Quinoa


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
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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!


Sodium: 299 mg | Calcium: 24 mg | Vitamin A: 6 IU | Fiber: 3 g | Potassium: 239 mg | Calories: 156 kcal | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Fat: 3 g | Protein: 6 g | Carbohydrates: 27 g | Iron: 2 mg
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