Quinoa

Cooking Quinoa

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CourseDinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Total Time30 minutes
Servings4 cups
Calories156kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa dry
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt optional

Instructions

  • Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve until water runs clear. Drain and transfer to a medium saucepan.
  • Add water and salt, if desired, and bring to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until water is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and set aside for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork. Enjoy!

Notes

Healthy Tip: Serve warm with roasted veggies, or toss cold with low-fat feta
cheese, olives, and chopped tomatoes, peppers, and green onion for a
Greek-inspired salad.
Nutrition Facts
Cooking Quinoa
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
156
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
153
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Calcium
 
24
mg
2
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
239
mg
7
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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