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How to cook quinoa correctly: 6 tips

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
How to cook quinoa at home
How to cook quinoa at home

Quinoa is an exotic cereal that is very beneficial for the body, as it contains a lot of vitamins and important trace elements, and it is also a dietary product. It can be added to salads, eaten as porridge, and is very easy to cook, but you need to know some of the nuances so that it retains all its beneficial properties after cooking.

The FoodOboz editorial team shares some tips on how to cook quinoa in various successful ways.

Quinoa can be added to salads

1. How much water to use for cooking

Always have twice as much liquid as the grain. If you take one cup of quinoa, take two cups of water.

2. How to cook quinoa correctly

Be sure to take a large pot for cooking, as the cereal will triple in size. If you want a crumbly porridge, be sure to mix it with a fork and leave it under the lid for 5 minutes.

3. How to cook quinoa in a saucepan on the stove

Rinse the groats, put them in a saucepan, cover with cold water, salt, and stir. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then cook for another 15 minutes over low heat until the water is completely absorbed.

4. How to cook quinoa in a slow cooker

How to cook quinoa correctly

This method is the simplest – just put the cereal in a multicooker bowl, pour hot water, add salt, stir, and cook for 20 minutes.

5. How to cook quinoa in the microwave

Wash the cereal, put it in a bowl, cover with cold water, add salt, mix, cover with a plate, and microwave for 6 minutes.

6. How to cook quinoa in the oven

Wash the quinoa and put it in an ovenproof container. Be sure to add only cold water and salt, stir, and cover with foil or just a lid. Place in the oven preheated to 190 degrees, for 25 minutes.

Quinoa is a very healthy cereal

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