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Determine How Much Quinoa You Will Need
How to Cook Quinoa Ratio

How to Cook Quinoa Ratio

Kimberley K. Eggleston

First you will want to determine how much quinoa you want to end up with. Quinoa increases 4 times in size when cooked. So, if you want to end up with 4 cups of cooked quinoa, you will measure out 1 cup of dry quinoa to be cooked. If you want 2 cups of cooked quinoa, measure out 1/2 cup of dry quinoa etc.

To cook quinoa, you use a 2:1 ratio, or you would use two cups of water for every 1 cup of dry quinoa.

*While there are other methods of cooking quinoa, for example in a rice cooker, this lesson will cover cooking quinoa on the stovetop.

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