Go Back Email Link
+ servings
cooked quinoa on a spoon

How to Cook Quinoa

Use these step-by-step instructions to make perfect quinoa on the stove!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy quinoa, how to cook quinoa, quinoa recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 156kcal



  • Add you water and quinoa into a small saucepan.
  • Turn on high and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce to a simmer for 8 – 12 minutes (depending on how much quinoa you are cooking).
  • The quinoa is done cooking when the water has been absorbed and the germ has separated from the seed.
  • Remove from the heat, remove the lid and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork and enjoy!


Serving: 0.25cups | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg