Magic Quinoa

  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time5 mins
  • Makes1 serving
Magic Quinoa

Photo: Erik Putz

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)

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

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.