Here’s how to cook quinoa perfectly every time. Because you drain the boiled quinoa and let it rest under a clean towel, the grains are fluffy – never soggy or burnt.
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 tbsp. salt
- In a 4-qt. pot, bring 6 cups of water and 1 tbsp. salt to a boil. Add quinoa and simmer 12-15 minutes until tender and grains have separated. Remove from heat and drain quinoa in a fine mesh sieve. Set sieve back over empty pot, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let rest 15 minutes.