Quinoa is a supergrain that is very high in fiber and protein. Quinoa is one of few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. In our house, it is a staple and goes with just about everything. The main thing you want to remember when cooking quinoa is that it has a 2:1 ratio with water. For every cup of Quinoa, you will have two cups of water.


  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • First, rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer.
  • Next, add the cleaned quinoa to the small pot with 2 parts water to 1 part quinoa.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Take temperature down to a simmer and cook uncovered 10 to 20 minutes, depending on size.
  • When all the water has evaporated remove from heat and cover and leave for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Fluff with fork and enjoy.