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Perfect Quinoa

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4


  • 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.