How to make Fluffy Thermomix Quinoa

Making Thermomix Quinoa is really easy and is sure to turn out fluffy every time.  This recipe is for just plain quinoa to have as an accompaniment but it’s easy to add herbs and spices to make it more flavourful.

Thermomix Quinoa - how to cook fluffy quinoa in the Thermomix

I have to confess I’m not a huge fan of quinoa and have to add loads of lemon juice to take away the blandness of it.  On some occasions I also add some tamari or tahini or all three depending on what I’m serving it with.  It’s super food properties make it a healthy accompaniment to any meal.

Cooking quinoa in the Thermomix is the same as cooking white rice and is very handy in the fact that you can set and forget and not have to worry about the saucepan boiling dry.  It takes just 18 minutes and you can adjust the quantities.  I find that 50g is enough for one serve.

As with a lot of grains, quinoa freezes well and The Kitchn have some handy tips on freezing and thawing grains here.

Thermomix Quinoa - how to cook fluffy quinoa in the Thermomix

Thermomix Quinoa

  • Author: Vicki
  • Prep Time: 1 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


How to make quiona in the Thermomix the easy way.



  • 1000 g water
  • 50 g quinoa


  1. Insert the simmering basket into the mixing bowl and weigh in the quinoa. Rinse the quinoa under a cold tap. This removes the natural coating called saponin which can make it taste bitter. Store bought quinoa is often pre-rinsed but it doesn’t hurt to give it another go.
  2. Add the water and insert the basket back into the bowl and cook for 18 mins/varoma/speed 2 with the MC on.
  3. When the 18 minutes is up, check the quinoa is cooked if not cook for another couple of minutes or so.
  4. Take out of mixing bowl and fluffy up with a fork before serving.


I find that 50g is enough for one serve.  If you would like to cook more Thermomix Quinoa, the instructions stay the same.

  • Category: Side Dish