How to cook the best fluffy Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is a highly nutritious, high-protein, gluten-free grain. It was originally cultivated on the steep slopes of the Andes mountains in Peru and Bolivia. It comes in 3 varieties, white or sweet, red, and black.

Quinoa has a lovely fluffy texture with a slightly nutty flavour.

Follow these 5 steps to make perfect fluffy quinoa:


Rinse 1 cup of quinoa well under cold water in a fine strainer until the water is clear.


Combine the washed quinoa with 1 1/2 cups water or broth in a pot. Bring to a rolling boil.


Lower the heat and cook with a lid on for 15 minutes or until all the water has absorbed.


Take off the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes with the lid still on.


Fluff up the quinoa lightly with a fork. Enjoy in a variety of recipes.

Some of our favourite quinoa recipes:

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