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Course: side dish
Total time: under 30 minutes
Skill level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
Yield: Serves 4
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Unadorned but appealing. I love the tiny stars it makes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water, preferably spring or filtered
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

1. Place the quinoa in a fine-mesh sieve and rinse thoroughly several times, swishing the grains with your hand. Drain well.

2. Bring the water and salt to a boil in a saucepan and drop in the washed, drained quinoa. Stir once and let the water return to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 12 to 16 minutes, or until the water is absorbed and the individual grains have turned translucent, bordered by the white germ, making tiny little stars if you look closely.

3. Turn off the heat and let stand for a few minutes. Fluff and serve.

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Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving

156kcal (8%)
24mg (2%)
0mg (0%)
0mcg RAE (0%)
241mg
85mg
6g
0g
3g
27g
0mg (0%)
296mg (12%)
0g (2%)
3g (4%)
2mg (11%)