Jul 18, 2016

How to Cook Quinoa - Quinoa Recipe


Quinoa in Spanish, (/ˈkn.ə/, from Quechua kinwa or kinuwa)[2] is a species of the goosefoot genus (Chenopodium quinoa), a grain crop grown primarily for its edibleseeds. It is a pseudocereal, similar in some respects to buckwheat, rather than a true cereal, as it is not a member of the true grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beetrootsspinach and tumbleweeds. As a member of the Amaranthaceae family, it is related to and resembles amaranth, which is also a pseudocereal. After harvest, the seeds must be processed to remove the coating containing the bitter-tasting saponins. The seeds are in general cooked the same way as rice and can be used in a wide range of dishes. The leaves are eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth, but commercial availability of quinoa greens is limited.

It is the first time i ever attempted to cook quinoa. To my surprise it turned out to be delicious, i loved it. To my tastebuds it almost tasted like wheat rava. I used this cooked quinoa to make fried rice and loved it.Planning to try few more recipes as well.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 25 mins
Serves: 2 to 4


Quinoa - 1 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Water - 2 cup
Oil - 1/2 tsp


Wash and drain quinao. Heat oil in a sauce pan, add the quinao and toast for 30 seconds. 

Now add in water and salt. Mix well. Bring it to a boil. Simmer the flame, cover with a lid and cook for 15 to 20 mins till quinao has absorbed all the water.

Now set aside covered for 5 mins.

Now fluff it up and serve.

Measure your quinao

rinse it well and drain it

heat litte oil in a sauce pan

add quinao

fry for 30 sec

add water

add salt

bring it to a boil

cover and simmer the pan and cook for 10 mins

now it is all done
cover and set aside for 5 mins

fluff up and serve



  1. Share more recipes, where do we get

  2. Good one...what's the Tamil name for this quinao?


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