How to Cook Quinoa

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Quinoa is one of the most popular superfoods to gain in popularity over the past decade. The nutty grain, which originated in South America, is extremely nutritious, delivering a laundry list of vitamins and minerals, and even loads of protein. But if you’ve never cooked it, it might seem intimidating.

We’re here to tell you -- you have nothing to fear. If you’ve cooked rice, you can handle cooking quinoa, and you might even find it easier!

Add quinoa and water or stock to a saucepan and bring to a bubble. Cover pot and reduce heat to low. Simmer 10-15 minutes.

You’ll know the quinoa is done with the germ unfurls, making little rings. (Look closely at the photo above and you’ll see what we mean.)

Now, go try some of these quinoa recipes:

Quinoa with Tomato, Basil + Mint

Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

Quinoa Cobb Salad in a Jar

Pork and Apple Meatballs with Quinoa


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