Here is a very simple, quick way to cook this powerfood. Learn about all the benefits you will get from eating Quinoa Powerfood 

Cooking Quinoa

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
Pinch of sea salt
  1. Rinse quinoa and drain.*
  2. Add 2 cups of water, bring to a boil.
  3. Add a pinch of salt.
  4. Simmer for about 15 minutes.
  5. Turn off heat and let stand for 10 minutes.
  6. Fluff with a fork and serve.

I usually just serve in the same I do with rice with vegetables. I have been known to eat a bowl full all by itself because it tastes so good.


Always Rinse Quinoa, although highly nutritious, is actually coated with the toxic chemical saponin; you must rinse the quinoa thoroughly. Saponins can be challenging to the immune system and stomach. Commercial processing methods remove much of the bitter soapy saponins coating quinoa seeds, but it is best to rinse again to remove any of the powdery saponins that may remain on the seeds.

How often to eat quinoa?

Like all good foods, we need variety so best not to eat it every day. A few times a week is good enough.

Please do not cook a huge pot of quinoa or any other grain to last you all week. Refrigerating cooked grains imparts a waxy texture and washes out their subtle flavors. Freshly prepared foods satiate and energize; stale and leftover foods make us feel stale and leftover. May you be well nourished. quinoa by Nerissa's ring of flickr