Making Instant Pot Quinoa is the perfect side dish. If you’re worried about cooking quinoa, using your Instant Pot is the easiest option – ever! All you need is a little bit of prep time and a short cooking time, and you’ll have perfectly cooked quinoa fast! Perfect for an easy weeknight meal or side dish.
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What Is Quinoa?
Quinoa is a grain-like crop that is grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal, which means that it is not technically a cereal grain, but it has a similar nutritional profile and can be used in much the same way as other grains.
Is Quinoa Healthy?
Yes. Quinoa is a healthy food. It is a good source of protein, fiber, and minerals. The benefits of quinoa include its nutrient content, its antioxidants, and its anti-inflammatory properties.
Why we love instant pot quinoa
If you’re looking for a fast and easy recipe, get ready to fall in love! Who says that your Instant Pot has to only make main entrees? Use it to whip up this crazy simple quinoa recipe!
- Just 3 ingredients needed. No need to spend a ton of money on ingredients. Just three simple ingredients will get you a stellar dish.
- It’s light and fluffy. If you’re not a fan of rice but are wanting something to eat, this easy quinoa recipe is where it’s at!
- It pairs perfectly with everything. You can literally add this to soups, or make it the main side dish for any meal.
pressure cooker quinoa – ingredients
Once you gather up the very simple needed ingredients, you’ll love the ease of this recipe. It’ll be cooked and ready before you realize it.
- White Quinoa
- Vegetable Broth
how to make perfect instant pot quinoa
It’s time to put your Instant Pot to good use. This recipe is fast and easy and will fill your belly full.
Step 1: Combine the ingredients
Combine all the ingredients in your instant pot insert and put the lid in place.
Step 2: Cook
Set your pot to manual/high pressure and put the cooking time at 1 minute.
The pot will take about 5-10 minutes to pressurize before that 1 minute starts counting down.
Step 3: Serve
Let it naturally release for 15 minutes before removing your quinoa from the pot. Enjoy!
Do you have to use a certain type of quinoa?
You don’t. You can change up the type that you use and find one that you like the best. As long as you’re using just quinoa, it’ll be just fine.
Can I use water instead of vegetable broth?
Yes, you can. If you’re not a fan of broth, you can swap that out and use water instead. This may change the overall flavor of the dish, so be prepared for that possible outcome.
What protein can I add to quinoa?
If you want to make this more of a main meal, you can add proteins like eggs or even already cooked meats.
How to store leftovers
If you have leftovers, you need to be sure that you’re storing them and keeping them in an airtight container in the fridge. When you reheat, you may have to add a tiny bit of liquid to help it soften back up.
- • 1 ½ Cups White Quinoa
- • 18 Ounces Vegetable Broth
- • 1 Teaspoon Salt
- Combine all the ingredients in your instant pot insert and put the lid in place.
- Set your pot to manual/high pressure and put the cook time at 1 minute.
- The pot will take about 5-10 minutes to pressurize before that 1 minute starts counting down.
- Let it naturally release for 15 minutes before removing your quinoa from the pot. Enjoy!
Other instant pot recipes
- Delicious Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice
- How To Cook Instant Pot Rice: White Fluffy And Delicious Rice
- How To Create A Creamy And Healthy Chicken Soup In Your Instant Pot
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!