July 13th, 2010 by Erin Gennow


Quinoa is an ancient grain that has gained a lot of popularity in the past few years, and for good reason.  It’s quick cooking, a complete protein, and has an awesome nutty flavor.  Quinoa is perfect as a whole grain side dish.  Mix it with cooked, diced vegetables for a salad.  Or use it in place of rice as a bed of grains for a stir-fry for extra protein.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: About 3 cups, 6-8 servings.


1 cup of quinoa

2 cups of water (or vegetable, or chicken broth)


Wash the quinoa thoroughly in a fine mesh sieve.  Place it in a 4 quart pot and cover it with 2 cups of water (or use broth for added flavor).  Bring the quinoa to a boil, then turn it down to a simmer and cover the pot.  Simmer for 15 minutes.  The quinoa is finished when the grains become transparent.  Fluff with a fork and serve.


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