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How To Cook Quinoa In The Microwave

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: March 6, 2022
How To Cook Quinoa In The Microwave

Do you know how to cook quinoa? This is a food that has become very popular in recent years thanks to its health benefits, in addition to its many possibilities and delicious taste. It is a vegetable rich in fibre, protein and fatty acids essential for our body. Would you like to try this food? If you do not have much time at OneHowTo we explain how to cook quinoa in the microwave. It is easy, fast and healthy!

You'll need:

  • Microwave
  • Quinoa
  • Special container and lid for microwave
  • Wooden spoon to stir the ingredients
  • Water
You may also be interested in: How to Make Quinoa With Vegetables

Steps to follow:


Prior to cooking the quinoa you need to wash it a splash of preferably cold mineral bottled water. Wash the quinoa meticulously to remove any substance that can be toxic or which can affect its taste. This will also boost all of the benefits of quinoa.


Now that it is very clean the next step to cook quinoa in the microwave will be to put the quinoa and two cups of water in a container suitable for the microwave. Do not forget to choose a container with a capacity of one litre to ensure our food is cooked properly. Then you will have to cover the container with a lid and make sure that both are suitable for the microwave so you can cook with total and absolute confidence.


Having done all this, you have to cook the quinoa in the microwave for about three minutes. When that time has elapsed remove the container, stir the quinoa and wait at least one minute before heating in the microwave for another three minutes.

How To Cook Quinoa In The Microwave - Step 3

And how do you know if it is well cooked? If the quinoa begins to stick it means you are at the right point, but if it still needs more time add two tablespoons of water and heat the food for a further minute in the microwave. Make sure you check the timing so the quinoa recipe is perfect.


It is ready? When you are have finished cooking the quinoa let it stand for a minute to finish absorbing all the water. And remember you can add any kind of ingredients to add some flavor to our nutritious and healthy dish. You can add green and red peppers, tomatoes, spinach and endless other vegetables. What do you propose for cooking quinoa in the microwave?

If you need some ideas then check out these recipes with quinoa: Quinoa with vegetables

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