Quinoa Recipe Video

Diane Hoch and Sally Eisenberg teach you how to prepare Quinoa, a hearty grain rich in protein which is a wonderful alternative to rice and pasta.


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings2
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Quinoa1 Cup (16 tbs) (soaked in water)
 Olive oil1 Tablespoon
 Onion1 , chopped finely
 Water2 Cup (32 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 407 Calories from Fat 113

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g19.6%

Saturated Fat 1.7 g8.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 7.1 mg0.3%

Total Carbohydrates 61 g20.3%

Dietary Fiber 7.1 g28.5%

Sugars 2.9 g

Protein 13 g25.5%

Vitamin A 0.3% Vitamin C 8.4%

Calcium 5.6% Iron 22.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Heat olive oil in a pan, add in onion and fry until it becomes translucent.
2. In the meantime boil water, drain the quinoa and keep that in boiling water. Cook for 15 minutes.
3. Once quinoa is cooked add in the onion pan and mix well.
4. Turn the heat off and take out the pan from the stove.

5. Serve quinoa with stir fried vegetables.