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Easy Quinoa

Easy Quinoa

A nutritional powerhouse and easy to cook. Make life simpler and double up on quantities - that way you can add the leftovers to a salad or other savoury dish the next day. Or freeze it. 


  • 90g/3oz of dry quinoa per person
  • Double the water or stock to cook it in (eg if using 180g/6oz quinoa, use 350ml/12fl oz liquid)
  • ½-1 tsp mixed dried herbs
  • ½-1 tsp cinnamon
  • Black pepper (and salt if necessary)

1 Wash and rinse the quinoa then dry roast it in a heavy bottomed saucepan for a minute or two, stirring constantly.

2 Add the liquid, herbs and cinnamon, bring to the boil and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until tender.

3 Stir occasionally. If it starts to dry out, just add a little more liquid and give a good stir!