Magic Quinoa



5 min


5 min


1 serving

Rushed mornings can be made simple with this protein-packed recipe. The quinoa cooks right in the Thermos.


  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • drizzle olive oil
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 193,
  • Protein
  • 6 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27 g,
  • Fat
  • 7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg.


Preheat Thermos for 10 min by filling with boiling water. Drain water and add all ingredients to Thermos. Secure lid. By lunchtime, quinoa will be cooked and fluffy. Tip: In a separate container, pack your kid’s favourite fresh or frozen veggies to add to the quinoa. Quickly defrost frozen veg before packing by placing a portion into a bowl and covering with boiling water for a few minutes (do it while you preheat the Thermos!).

Originally published in the Today’s Parent September 2016 issue.