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Perfectly cooked Quinoa in Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot. Two ways – In the main pot and pot-in-pot. Just add quinoa and water, set the timer and come back to perfectly cooked quinoa. This Instant Pot quinoa is now our go to method for cooking quinoa.
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Perfect 1-minute Quinoa in Instant Pot (with Pot-in-Pot option)

Perfectly cooked Quinoa in Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot. Two ways – In the main pot and pot-in-pot. Just add quinoa and water, set the timer and come back to perfectly cooked quinoa. 
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time1 min
Pressure Build & Release Time20 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot, perfect, pressure cooker
Diet: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
Servings: 3
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Meeta Arora

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wash quinoa in a mesh liner until the water runs clear.

Cooking in the pot

  • Add water and quinoa to the pressure cooker. Close lid with vent in sealing position. Start the pressure cooker in MANUAL or pressure cook mode at high pressure for 1 mins.
  • When the pressure cooker beeps, do natural pressure release. Fluff with a fork. Quinoa is ready.

Cooking with pot-in-pot (PIP) method

  • Add 1 cup water to the main insert of the pressure cooker. Place trivet in the main insert.
  • Add water and quinoa to a steel or oven-safe bowl. Place the bowl on the trivet.
  • Close the lid of the pressure cooker with vent in sealing position. Set in pressure cook or manual mode for 4 minutes at high pressure.
  • When the pressure cooker beeps, do a natural pressure release. Fluff with a fork. Quinoa is ready to be served. 

Notes

  • If you like, you can add salt or or butter/oil before pressure cooking quinoa.
  • You can also use broth in place of water to make quinoa.

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2.6mg