How to Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa

 

Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Rinse the quinoa in a fine-meshed strainer. This gets rid of its bitter coating.
  2. Place the rinsed quinoa, water and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.Lower heat to medium-low and cook 15-17 minutes, until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the olive oil, garlic and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. When quinoa is done, remove from heat. Transfer to a serving bowl, fluff with a fork, add the dressing and the herbs and mix. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 234
Fat: 9g
Carbohydrates: 31g
Sugar: 3g
Sodium: 292mg
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 6g

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