How much cooked quinoa typically results from cooking 1/2 cup dry quinoa?

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Sonali A. September 17, 2013
It's roughly 1 1/2 cups cooked.
 
healthierkitchen September 3, 2013
In looking around online I've seen NYT say 1:4 and the Kitchn say 1:3. My guess is that different types swell more and it probably also depends on how long you cook it. I tend to drain mine as soon as the endosperm shows maybe 10 - 12 minutes rather than letting it go longer and absorb more. Also, I think the cream colored quinoa I have swells more than the red I have.
 
sexyLAMBCHOPx September 3, 2013
1/2 cup of dry quinoa equals 2 cups of cooked quinoa.
 
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