Here’s my trick for how to cook quinoa that turns out perfectly fluffy. Quinoa can be used in so many recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so it’s a great staple to have.
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water or broth
- 1/2 tbsp oil (olive, avocado or coconut work great)
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- pinch of sea salt and black pepper to taste
First, rinse off the quinoa to get rid of the bitter coating. Check the package as some are sold pre-rinsed.
In a medium sauce pot, on low heat, add in oil (optional), turmeric and quinoa. Stir to coat and slightly warm up and toast for 1-2 minutes to infused the flavour.
Next, add in your water or broth using the ratio of 2 cups of liquid to 1 cup of quinoa.
Cook on high to bring to a boil, then lower heat, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.
Keep covered and remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes for the quinoa to absorb any excess liquid and get super fluffy! Fluff quinoa with a fork or wooden spoon and you're ready to serve either hot or cold.