Basic quinoa is the starting point for all sorts of healthy recipes: Buddha bowls, salads, pilafs, stir-fries, breakfast bowls and more. Cooking quinoa in an Instant Pot--or any other multicooker--really requires just 1 minute of active time, so once you press a button you can turn your attention to whatever else is on your menu. Quinoa also keeps well, so make a big batch and you'll be enjoying quinoa salads for days.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, June 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Add water and quinoa to a multicooker. Stir well to moisten the quinoa.

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  • Lock the lid and set the steam valve to the sealing position.

  • Select the Manual button and cook for 1 minute on high pressure. It will take a few minutes for the pressure to build and the countdown timer will start. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure. Serve the quinoa immediately, keep it on the Keep Warm setting for up to 20 minutes, or transfer to a container to cool before storing. Fluff with a fork before serving.

Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

104 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 18.2g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 0.7g; fat 1.7g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; vitamin a iu 4IU; folate 52.1mcg 13% DV; calcium 15.1mg 2% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 56.4mg 20% DV; potassium 160.1mg 5% DV; sodium 3.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV.