Quinoa is gluten-free and so versatile. It is rich in antioxidants and minerals like manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc.
We are going to use cooked quinoa in several dishes like salads, fritters, and others. So, here is the recipe for basic cooked quinoa. You can keep it in the fridge and use it in different ways whenever you want.


- 1 onion or 4-5 green onions, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil (I use canola oil)
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp salt
- Freshly-ground black pepper


  1. Put the oil in a pot on the heat.
  2. Add the onion and half the salt and sauté on medium heat until the onion is soft and translucent.
  3. Add the quinoa and stir well.
  4. Add the water, the remaining salt, and the black pepper. Stir well.
  5. Cover the pot and once it starts boiling, lower the heat and let it cook for around 25 minutes, or until the quinoa is well-cooked and fluffy.