Nutritious Quinoa for Breakfast Recipe Video

It is considered a super food and is very high in protein, iron and manganese. It is also free of sodium and cholesterol and contains all 9 essential amino acids the body needs. Quinoa has a nutty, earthy flavor to it. It contains saponins that are released during cooking and will make it bitter; therefore, quinoa must be washed and rinsed thoroughly


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest GroupHealthy,


 Quinoa3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Vegetable stock1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon (to taste)
 Olive oil1 Tablespoon (as required)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 154 Calories from Fat 51

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g8.7%

Saturated Fat 0.74 g3.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 655.5 mg27.3%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 5 g9%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C

Calcium 1.5% Iron 8.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Wash the quinoa very well, scrubbing it between the hands and rinsing often until water comes out clear. This will take 3 to 4 times.
2. Place quinoa in a fine sieve colander and allow the water to drain well.

3. Heat a skillet with some oil, over high heat, until very hot.
4. Add the quinoa and toast, stirring constantly, until quinoa turns golden and starts crackling, about 10 to 15 minutes.
5. Bring the low sodium vegetable stock or water to a boil in a separate pot.
6. Add the toasted quinoa.
7. Season with salt – if using stock use salt sparingly.
8. Cover and reduce heat to low and allow steaming for approximately 20 minutes.
9. The grains should be soft but not mushy. Add a little bit more water if necessary.
10. It is cooked when there is a translucent center with a ring on the outside.

11. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Editors Review

When you feel like loading yourself with proteins, opt for a bowlful of quinoa. Dense in proteins, this super-healthy grain makes for scrummy breakfast option and tastes wonderful too. All you need to know is to make it perfectly to enjoy its best taste and goodness. This video recipe demonstrates a step by step instruction on how to make the best quinoa at home.


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strongwings says :

Rather than 16 tbs for the liquid, should it be double? It is showing the same amount for both...
Posted on: 14 October 2012 - 8:30am
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Samina Tapia says :

Hi strongwings, the 16 tablespoons is the capacity of the cup that should be used. So for 12 tablespoons of quinoa, take 24 tablespoons of liquid.
Posted on: 17 October 2012 - 5:07am