Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has been given the title of one of the worlds healthiest foods. If you have an interest in health and fitness you have probably already come across this nutrient packed little seed. And if not, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about! Take a look at my Healthy Alternatives – Quinoa page to find out more.
I get a lot of people ask me how to cook quinoa or how to use it in a meal so I thought it would be a good idea to add this recipe to my Everyday range of posts.
I use Quinoa like I would rice, cous cous, or pasta. Although its not a grain, I use it just like I would any grain. It tastes a little nutty, and its texture has a little more bite to it than rice. I cook mine with a little stock powder, but you could add a pinch of salt instead or just have it by itself. It has endless possibilities when it comes to flavour and uses but this is just my everyday go to recipe.
Clean Eating Everyday Quinoa goes perfectly with baked salmon, steamed asparagus and broccoli. It can be served hot or cold and keeps well in the fridge for 2 – 3 days.
Helpful Tip! Since moving house and getting used to a new electric hob (I am not a fan!) I have found that the ratios below don’t like they do on a gas hob. So if you have an electric hob, try using 200 grams of Quinoa to 500ml water/stock.
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Clean Eating Everyday Quinoa: How To Cook Quinoa
- Yield: 4 Servings
Clean Eating Everyday Quinoa goes perfectly with baked salmon, steamed asparagus and broccoli. It can be served hot or cold and keeps well in the fridge for 2 - 3 days.
- Place the rinsed quinoa into a saucepan with the water and stock powder and bring to the boil.
- Once bubbling, give the quinoa a little stir to dissolve the stock powder and place the lid on the saucepan. Turn down the heat to the low.
- Let the quinoa cook for 15 minutes, but check on it after about 12 minutes to make sure it isn't sticking to the bottom of the saucepan. If this happens you can add a splash more water.
- Once cooked, the quinoa will have absorbed all the water and have a little bite to it.
- Serve hot or cool and store in the fridge.