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Basic quinoa in a white bowl

How to cook quinoa

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Quinoa is incredibly versatile – you can serve it alongside curries or tagines, or stir it through herbs, oil, lemon juice and roasted vegetables to make a great salad

  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Low fat
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal172
fat3g
saturates0.3g
carbs28g
sugars1g
fibre4g
protein7g
salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 200g quinoa

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the quinoa into a sieve and wash well under cold running water. Tip into a saucepan and pour in 400ml cold water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over a medium heat, then reduce to a simmer over a low heat and cook gently for 10-15 mins until the quinoa is fully cooked and all the water has been absorbed. Remove from the heat, put on a lid and leave for 5 mins. Fluff up with a fork and serve.

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