How to Cook Quinoa

This superfood, packed with protein, complex carbs, vitamins and minerals may be prepared quickly and easily with this basic method. First soak the quinoa for 10 minutes in cold water and sieve. Then cook quinoa by: 2 cups of water/1 cup of quinoa.

Place quinoa and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until water is absorbed (about 15 minutes). You will be able to tell that the quinoa is done when all the grains have turned from white to transparent, and the spiral-like germ has separated. Makes 3 cups.

To prepare in a rice cooker, simply treat quinoa like rice. Add two parts water to one cup of quinoa.


-1/2 cup quinoa cooked in 1 cup of water

-2 stalks broccoli, chopped

-1/4 cup snow peas
-1 spring onion- chopped

-1 garlic clove-chopped

-1/2 tablespoon grated ginger
-1 Tablespoons sesame oil

-1 portion of salmon (or any oily fish) chopped into small pieces

-Soy sauce (optional for taste)

-Honey (optional for taste)


Stir fry veggies in 1 tablespoon of sesame oil until they are tender. Add 1 teaspoon of honey to taste salmon and stir in. Add soy sauce to taste. Add stir-fry to the cooked quinoa and serve. If you take out the fish, this is a great dish for vegetarians as quinoa provides all the amino acids, vitamins and minerals you need!

Health benefits 

-Quinoa has a high mineral content which includes manganese, phosphorus and fibre. Quinoa Quinoais considered a superfood and is a source of high quality protein, contains antioxidants and amino acids. Its fibre content supports healthy detoxification and elimination of waste products from the body.

-Broccoli contains over 23 vitamins and minerals including vitamin A,B2 and E and minerals folate, magnesium and phosphorus. Broccoli is a powerful green that has been linked to cancer prevention.

-Snow peas are another great source of vitamins and minerals as they contain over 17 including vitamin B2,B6,C and K and minerals copper, manganese and zinc. Snow peas also contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

-Spring onions are packed with vitamins B1,C and K. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant and supports a healthy immune system.

-Garlic contains anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. You will also find vitamins B1,B6 and C and minerals copper, manganese and selenium in garlic.

-Ginger is packed with vitamins B2, B6, C and E and minerals manganese, zinc and calcium.

-Salmon contains beneficial omega 3’s and omega 6’s along with vitamins A,B and D and minerals zinc, calcium and iron. Salmon is a good clean source of high quality protein.


-1x pack of quinoa

-1x head of broccoli

-1x large handful snow peas

-1x bunch spring onion

-1x clove garlic

-1 inch ginger bulb

-1x fillet of salmon

-1x bottle of soy sauce

-1 x pot of honey

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