Quinoa is a seed that comes from the goosefoot plant. It is a considered an ancient grain that originated in Peru. While it is considered a whole grain carbohydrate, Quinoa is gluten free, high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and has beneficial antioxidants. It is a healthy delicious carb that is simple to make and versatile to work with. You can use it as a side dish, add vegetables and make it the star of the meal, add it to soups or serve it in place of oatmeal for breakfast. Quinoa can be served savory or sweet.
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 6
Calories 209 kcal


  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Sauce Pan w Lid


  • 2 Cups Quinoa
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt


  • Place quinoa in the fine mesh strainer
  • Rinse the quinoa for 3-4 minutes in cool running water
  • Add to the sauce pan
  • Add the water and salt
  • Cook on a high heat with the lid off of the pan and turn down heat as it begins to boil
  • Simmer the quinoa for 15 minutes and lower heat as needed to keep at a slow simmer
  • Stir occasionally
  • Once the water has been absorbed into the quinoa turn off the heat and put the lid on the pan
  • let it rest for 5 minutes



Calories: 209kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 8gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 108mgPotassium: 319mgFiber: 4gVitamin A: 8IUCalcium: 31mgIron: 3mg
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