Instant Pot Quinoa
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This Instant Pot quinoa is so perfect and fluffy! Instant Pot does an amazing job in cooking quinoa, it's so easy! I'll never cook quinoa on the stove again!
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 servings
  • 1 cup quinoa, dry
  • 1¼ cup cold water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  1. Put water, quinoa and salt in the Instant Pot.
  2. Close the lid and set the valve to Sealing position.
  3. Select the "Manual" or "Pressure Cook" option and set the time to 1 minute at High pressure.
  4. When quinoa finishes cooking, do the 15 minute natural release (let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure).
If you rinse your quinoa before cooking, use just 1 cup of water per 1 cup of quinoa. If quinoa is unrinsed, use 1¼ cup of water per 1 cup of quinoa. To double the recipe, double both the quinoa and the water quantity.
Recipe by Melanie Cooks at