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How to cook quinoa

So in it’s simplest form, how do you cook quinoa? We’ll it’s actually incredibly easy and very similar to cooking rice. Follow our guide for perfectly cooked and great tasting quinoa grains… its so easy!


  • One cup of quinoa
  • One and a half cups of cold water
  • A pinch of salt


Place the quinoa into a sieve and rinse it under cold running water to remove any dust. Briefly leave to drain before placing the rinsed grains into a pan, along with the water, adding any salt or additional flavourings that you like at this point. Bring your pan of grains to the boil, before reducing the heat to as low as possible and placing the lid on the pan, allowing the quinoa to gently steam. The quinoa is ready to eat once all of the water has been adsorbed. If being used in a salad, it is recommended to leave the freshly cooked grains to cool first.

It is recommended at very least to add a small pinch of salt to help flavour the grains, but if you’re feeling more adventurous then you can add plenty of other flavours such as rosemary or cumin to give your qunioa an extra twist!