One Pot Quinoa

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Ophira


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 150 gms mushrooms
  • 100 gms frozen peas
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp salt free soup powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. 1. Start by soaking the quinoa in water for at least 15-20 minutes. It is ready to cook when you begin to see the inner white germ of the seed.

    2. In a large pot, add garlic pods to hot oil. Stir until the garlic oils are infused in the cooking oil.

    3. Add one large chopped onion and saute until golden brown.

    4. Now add the mushrooms and peas and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.

    5. Add turmeric, black pepper, and salt. Mix well.

    5. Now add the soaked quinoa and enough water to cover the quinoa. The quinoa to water ratio I use is 1:1.5

    6. Add in the soup powder and let this come to a boil. It takes about 10 minutes for the quinoa to cook.

    7. The water should get absorbed and the end result is a fluffy quinoa grain.