How to Cook: Quinoa

This is the first post in a series of posts that will detail how to cook the amazing dry goods that Best Food Forward offers! We are going to start the series out with quinoa. Quinoa is one of the best plant-based proteins and is very versatile. It can be used in salads, soups, grain bowls, as a side. The options are endless! Quinoa is also not very difficult to cook, so its great for less experienced chefs as well.


  1. Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve until water runs clear, drain and transfer to a medium pot.

  2. Add 2 cups water and salt and bring to a boil.

  3. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer until water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Set aside off the heat for 5 minutes; uncover and fluff with a fork.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 

  • Serving size: about 1 cup, 160 calories (25 from fat)

  •  2.5g total fat

  • 150mg sodium

  • 27g carbohydrates

  • (3 g dietary fiber)

  • 6g protein.

Christina Allen