How to cook quinoa

Want to know the best way to cook quinoa? Sophie Godwin shows you how to get the most from your grains.

Points to remember:

  • Before cooking quinoa it’s a good idea to rinse it first in cold water, this will help stop it sticking together.
  • Put 100g rinsed quinoa in a saucepan and cover with 300ml cold water. Bring it up to a rolling boil and cook for 12-15 minutes or until all the water has evaporated and the grains have doubled in size.
  • Quinoa comes in red, white and black varieties and all of them cook in the same way.
  • Use quinoa in savoury recipes as you would couscous or in a sweet breakfast porridge.

Try this technique in our herby quinoa, feta & pomegranate salad or one of our other favourite quinoa recipes.

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