Steamed Quinoa

61 Reviews
91% would make this recipe again

Cooking : 15 min
120 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

1/2 cup quinoa 80 g
1 cup water 250 mL
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.1 g

Method

  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 (130g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

120

Fat

2 g

3 %

Saturated 0.2 g
+ Trans 0 g

1 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

10 mg

0 %

Carbohydrate

22 g

7 %

Fibre

2 g

9 %

Sugars

0 g

Protein

4 g

Vitamin A

%

Vitamin C

%

Calcium

2 %

Iron

22 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : 1 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

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

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Starches 1 ½

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Members' Reviews

61 Reviews (58 with rating only ) 91% would make this recipe again
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imandolin
march 29, 2012 | 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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lafayette
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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gchef
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.

Useful 3

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gchef
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.

Useful 3
imandolin
march 29, 2012 | 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.

Useful 0
lafayette
september 30, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

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

Useful 0