Easy Quinoa Recipe

Quinoa Recipe

How to Cook Quinoa the perfect, easy way that will never fail you, be bitter or over cook. This is the classic, healthy gluten-free side dish that's ready in 20 minutes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword quinoa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 156 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
US Customary - Metric


  1. Rinse the quinoa well under water for 20 seconds then add the quinoa and water to a saucepan (that has a lid) and bring to a boil.
  2. Lower the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat, let sit for five minutes (covered) then fluff before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 239mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 6g 12%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 10.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.