How to Cook Quinoa

  • Serves

    serves 4

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


Step 1

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.

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