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how to cook perfect instant pot quinoa


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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Servings: 5

Cost: $2.85 /serving


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Step 1

Coat the Instant Pot with cooking spray or oil. Coat a 6 to 8-quart Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker with cooking spray or vegetable oil.

Step 2

Rinse the quinoa until the water runs clear. Place 1 cup quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer. Rinse thoroughly under cool, running water until the water runs clear, rubbing and swishing the quinoa with your hand while rinsing. Drain, shaking to remove excess water.

Step 3

Add the quinoa, water, and salt to the Instant Pot. Transfer the rinsed quinoa to the Instant Pot. Add 1 1/2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Stir to combine.

Step 4

Cook under high pressure for 1 minute. Lock the lid on and set the valve to seal. Set to cook under HIGH pressure for 1 minute. It will take about 5 to 7 minutes to come up to pressure.

Step 5

Naturally release the pressure for 10 minutes. When the cook time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes. Quick release any remaining pressure.

Step 6

Fluff the quinoa and serve. Fluff the quinoa with a fork or spoon and serve.

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