Steamed Quinoa

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Cooking : 15 min
120 calories/serving


1/2 cup quinoa 90 g
1 cup water 250 mL
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g


  1. Place the quinoa in a fine strainer and hold it under cold running water until the water runs clear, then drain well.
  2. To cook, use two parts liquid to one part quinoa. Combine the liquid and quinoa with salt to taste in a saucepan, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook until the grains are translucent and the germ has spiralled out from each grain, about 15 minutes.
  3. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (130 g)


% Daily Value




2 g

3 %

Saturated 0.2 g
+ Trans 0 g

1 %


0 mg


10 mg

0 %


22 g

7 %


2 g

9 %


0 g

Net Carbs

20 g


4 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

0 %


2 %


22 %


This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Excellent source of  :
Magnesium, Manganese
Good source of  :
Source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Zinc
Low  :
Fat, Sodium
Free  :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Sugar, Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1 ½

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january 03, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

made it for my wife and we loved the nutty favour .It is just as easy as rice ! This sure is on my once a week list.

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october 20, 2021 | I would make this recipe again

Wow. How could I have went my whole life without this? It is a definite contender against any starch on my plate from now on! Hidden gem.

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september 30, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

Thought it would be bland but is surprisingly good (not to mention nutritious)

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