How To Cook Fluffy Quinoa

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How to cook fluffy quinoa

How To Cook Fluffy Quinoa

Hi friends! Recently, some of my readers have been asking about how I prepared the fluffy quinoa in my Minty Quinoa Salad recipe. So, today I’m sharing with you my tried and true method for cooking fluffy quinoa. This recipe is easy to follow and anyone can make it!

Quinoa is a highly nutritious grain that is a great source of protein, dietary fiber, and essential minerals. It is also gluten-free, making it a great alternative to traditional grains like wheat and barley.

However, one of the most common complaints when it comes to cooking quinoa is that it can come out mushy or clumpy. But with this recipe, you’ll learn How To Cook Fluffy Quinoa that comes perfectly textured every single time.

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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!


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