How to Cook Quinoa

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Hello and welcome to The Vegan Corner. Today’s recipe is about cooking Quinoa. There are many recipes around about how
to get the best out of your Quinoa, but we tried to make a recipe that will allow
you to get a perfectly cooked Quinoa that isn’t too mushy, as many Quinoa dishes are ruined
by excess use of water. You will find the the ingredient list for this
preparation in the description down below. The first step to obtain non-bitter Quinoa, is to thoroughly wash it to remove the bitter
tasting saponins from the outer layer. Rub and swish the Quinoa around with your hand
and this will remove any undesired taste. Once finished, make sure to drain the
Quinoa properly before moving on. Now, place a small pot over high heat,
pour in the water and bring it to the boil. As soon as the water starts to boil
add the Quinoa to the water, give it a good stir with a fork
and cover the pot with the lid. Now, lower the heat to the minimum and cook
the grains for exactly 15 minutes. Once that time’s up, turn off the heat and let the Quinoa rest for another
3 minutes before removing the lid. This will allow for any residual
moisture to be absorbed. Now that the Quinoa has
been cooked to perfection there is one more step to keep it that way,
which is to fluff it with a fork. Do we really need oil or butter to help the
grains staying separated? Not at all, that’s just a myth, as you can see
there is no need for extra ingredients the get perfect Quinoa. Once finished, transfer the Quinoa on a dish and spread it. This will stop it from cooking any further. There is not much to say at this point, i mean;
look at that! isn’t just perfect? Soft and luscious Quinoa cooked to perfection. Please follow our recipe and let us know what
you think about it and don’t forget to give us a thumbs up if you
enjoyed this preparation. If you want us to prepare a specific dish, let us know; we will draw up a list with
your requests and make a video for the more popular recipes.

55 comments

  1. I've never tried Quinoa because it is pretty expensive here ;/ Is it tasty ?
    My challenge for you 🙂 : A vegan pizza. When I make pizza the crust is always stiff(?I don't know the correct word) and not very tasty..

  2. Quinoa is delicious and super healthy. When cooking it at home I use my rice cooker and add in some no sodium vegetable stock for added flavor. Sometimes I will add in a can of red beans or lentils towards the end of cooking. The quinoa is perfectly cooked with very little effort.
    Question for you…Have you tried sprouting quinoa? If so, what are your thoughts?
    Thanks for all the great videos! 

  3. Hi there! I found your channel thanks for +KevinTheVeganGuy recommendation… and let me tell you, I'm fascinated with your videos… the way you properly explain the steps through the recipe and the healthier way to achieve a vegan diet, is just amazing and easy to follow.
    Could you please recommend yummy salads and dressings?

    Thanks!

  4. You guys are saints! Finally some very clear no non-sense videos from which one can actually learn a lot. Thank you so much!

  5. Just made this with a quinoa mix(black, white and red quinoa), didn't add anything and it was delicious 🙂 thank you !

  6. You two are amazing.  The Quinoa has just cooked perfectly, so instead of your Shepherds Pie tonight we're going to have your summer salad instead!               Cheers m'dears!

  7. Okay wow, i have cooked quinoa wrong…. like it has always felt tough and rubbery and i always thought i have to cook it longer and i usually cooked my quinoa like half an hour or more and stirred it often and i think with too much water… i mean it tasted okay but i always thought how the hell people get their quinoa ready in 15 minutes and it's fluffy…. saw your video and i thought fine i'll give it a go and did everything exactly like you said…i didn't believed it would work… but OMG this worked and my quinoa have never tasted this good and soft and fluffy, i was so amazed, now i'm always donna do it like this, so thank you thank you thank you, they should put this on the boxes too 😀

  8. I'm so glad I found this. I really like your recepices. I've never had quinoa before so I wasn't sure how to cook it. Is it a problem if the quinoa is mixed?

  9. The last time I remembered I had quinoa was about 2 to 3 years ago, I hated the way it taste i thought it was weird. 6 months ago I went vegan and decided to try quinoa again as they so nutritious! I'm so glad I saw this tutorial because I just realised I cooked it wrong the last time!😅 Thank you Raoul and Miriam!

  10. Hello, I just bought my first bag of quinoa and found your video, but I have an electric stove. Help! I want my quinoa to come out perfect like yours did. How do I do this??

  11. If I wanted to reduce the recipe to make quinoa for only one person – how long would you recommend I cook it for?

  12. So simple! Your channel is like a treasure chest for vegans. This is the third recipe that i cooked and loved. Thank you!

  13. I like to add two cloves of garlic once it is cooked, to me garlic makes everything better. Thanks for this kind explanation! 💖

  14. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. First time, I used the BBC recipe. Far too much water, and inedible, soggy quinoa. This was perfect!

  15. Assalamualaikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh. It works perfectly everytime I cook quinoa. Jazakumullah khairan. Thank you very much ♥️♥️♥️

  16. Thank you so much for the quick and easy recipe this is the first time I'm about to cook quinoa thank you so much brother

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