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How to Make Perfect Fluffy Stovetop Quinoa at Home

Updated: Dec 11, 2019

Quinoa is a versatile and nutritious gluten-free grain. It can be eaten hot or cold, sweet or savory, alone or with other ingredients. In my house it is a staple and a favorite, a lot like rice. It makes a wonderful addition to any meal, but a lot of people have never cooked quinoa before and are intimidated to start. Below are 5 simple steps to making perfect fluffy stovetop quinoa at home. Enjoy!


  • Quinoa

  • Water (Or veggie stock for added flavor)

  • Spices


  1. Rinse quinoa.

  2. Toast quinoa for a few minutes until fragrant and golden brown. Start on a low heat and increase gradually. Stir frequently so quinoa doesn’t burn.

  3. Add water (2 cups of water for every 1 cup of uncooked quinoa) and spices. A good starting measurement is 2 teaspoons of each spice for every cup of quinoa. Use more or less to suit your tastes.

  4. Bring water to a boil. Then cover and turn heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes.

  5. Check to see if all the water has been absorbed. If not, continue cooking and check every 5 minutes until water is gone. Add salt and pepper to taste.

— That Dread Girl

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