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.
Pressure Build & Release Time
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Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
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.
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.