How to Cook Quinoa on the Stovetop

What’s the secret to cooking perfect quinoa every time? The correct water-to-grain ratio, proper cooking time, and steaming. This video demonstrates how to cook fluffy quinoa.

Quinoa Cooking Variations

  • Use chicken or veggie broth in place of water
  • Cook with different types of quinoa: white, red, or tri-color
  • Toast the grains before cooking. Add the dry quinoa to the pot, then turn the heat to medium. Toss occasionally until the quinoa smells toasty and nutty. Then add the water and cook as normal. Be careful of splashes when you add the water; the quinoa and pot are hot!

Once your quinoa is cooked, use it these delicious recipes!

Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

Or combine a few culinary techniques and make your own quinoa recipe with massaged kale, a healthy vinaigrette, and cooked beans.

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