How To Cook Quinoa On The Stove Top Easy

easy stovetop quinoa in a plate

An easy and fool proof way to cook quinoa on the stove top.


  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable broth (or water)
  • dash of salt


  1. Add 1 cup of quinoa, 1 1/4 cup of vegetable broth or water and a dash of salt to a pot and bring to a boil on the stove-top.
  2. Once it begins to boil, bring down heat to low/medium, cover and let simmer for another 10 to 12 minutes or until all water has evaporated and quinoa is soft and fluffy.


  • Quinoa recipes usually call for 2 cups of liquid, but based on my experience I have found that using a 1:1.25 ratio really leaves you with the driest and ‘fluffiest’ quinoa, vs a mushy and wet quinoa. Feel free to experiment, and if your quinoa still seems uncooked feel free to add a bit more water or veggie broth.

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