Sous Vide Quinoa

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Discover the easy and healthy way to cook quinoa with Sous Vide. Get perfectly cooked, flavorful quinoa every time.

sous vide quinoa

I was looking for a healthy side to go with my steaks and was tired of making rice so I made some Quinoa in my Sous Vide.

Not only is it super easy to make using the Sous Vide method, it’s also a healthier alternative to rice.

sous vide quinoa

Benefits of Quinoa over Rice

  • Quinoa has less calories and carbs than rice.
  • Quinoa has more protein than rice.
  • Quinoa they say, keeps you full for longer than rice.
  • Quinoa can help with weight loss.

For a little more flavor you can use low sodium chicken broth instead of the water. You can also add other seasonings or aromatics directly into the bag to enhance the flavor of the quinoa.

sous vide quinoa

Why Sous Vide

Cooking quinoa using Sous Vide provides precise temperature control, ensuring that your quinoa is perfectly cooked every time. This method eliminates the risk of undercooking or overcooking.

Unfortunately, it takes much longer to make Quinoa in your Sous Vide than the traditional way of boiling it. Making Quinoa on the stovetop takes 15-20 minutes while making it in the Sous Vide can take up to 1 hour.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Sous Vide Quinoa recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Quinoa – I like to rinse mine before cooking
  • Garlic Cloves – You can add more or less to taste
  • Kosher Salt – Start with 1/2 teaspoon then add more to taste once it’s cooked
  • Water – You can also use chicken broth for added flavor
  • Fresh Basil – This is totally optional. You can also use a sprig of fresh rosemary, etc.
  1. Set your Sous Vide to 180ºF.
    sous vide display
  2. Add all the ingredients to a cooking bag, remove the air (by vacuum or displacement) and seal.
  3. Place the bag in the water bath and set the timer for 1 hour.
    sous vide quinoa
  4. Remove the bag from the water bath. Transfer the entire contents of the bag to a medium bowl and the garlic cloves and basil (if using).
  5. Use a fork to fluff the quinoa and season with salt to taste.

Printable Recipe Card

sous vide quinoa

Sous Vide Quinoa

Discover the easy and healthy way to cook quinoa with Sous Vide. Get perfectly cooked, flavorful quinoa every time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 4
Calories 160 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Cup Quinoa, rinsed
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, peeled
  • ½ Tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 ¾ Cups Water
  • 1 sprig Fresh Basil, optional

Instructions
 

  • Set your Sous Vide to 180ºF.
  • Add all the ingredients to a cooking bag, remove the air (by vacuum or displacement) and seal.
  • Place the bag in the water bath and set the timer for 1 hour.
  • Remove the bag from the water bath. Transfer the entire contents of the bag to a medium bowl and the garlic cloves and basil (if using).
  • Use a fork to fluff the quinoa and season with salt to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 6gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 298mgPotassium: 250mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0.02gVitamin A: 33IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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