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cooked quinoa in a reusable silicone Stasher bag on a counter

How to Freeze Quinoa

Learn how to freeze cooked quinoa.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 222kcal


  • Freezer containers or bags


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa or any amount


  • Prepare quinoa according to package instructions. Let it cool completely.
  • Transfer to freezer-safe bags or containers. Seal well, squeezing out as much air as possible. Label with date and name of food.
  • Store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • To defrost, thaw in the fridge overnight or on the counter for a couple of hours. Alternatively, you can reheat quinoa directly from frozen in the microwave. Place it in a microwave-safe bowl and cook for 30- to 60-second intervals until warmed through.


  • Frozen quinoa that's been thawed can be added to pretty much any recipe that uses cooked quinoa. However, it often works best in hot recipes versus cold salads.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg