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Quinoa is very easy to make and naturally gluten free, it is a complete protein source meaning you should be swapping your rice with quinoa. You can keep it in the fridge for a few days making this extremely handy for lunch or dinner as you can reheat it or eat it cold.

This is a guide on how I find best to cook quinoa.

2-3 servings

Prep: 30 seconds

Cooking: 20 minutes



  • 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and Pepper


First start off by rinsing the quinoa in a small sieve and place into a saucepan, adding the 1 cup of cold water, 1/2 the lemon juice and a pinch of salt, finally place the lid on top of the pan and bring to the boil.

Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and time for 15 minutes.

Once the 15 minutes is up, turn off the heat and allow it to sit for 5 mins. Then squeeze the remaining lemon juice into the quinoa along with a pinch of salt and pepper and gently fluff it up.

It is now ready to serve

Tip: make sure if you aren’t eating all the quinoa straight away to take all the quinoa out of the saucepan and place in a separate bowl and cover otherwise it continues to cook and will go dry.

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