Rice-Cooker Quinoa

Your rice cooker excels at cooking much more than rice alone. Indeed, it can make batches of grains tender and fluffy for make-ahead meals. Fill the cooker with the quinoa, water and salt, and let it do the work while you focus on other kitchen tasks.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 cups


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Stir water, quinoa and salt together in a rice cooker. Choose the "plain" setting and turn on the cooker. Cook until the quinoa is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 30 to 55 minutes, depending on your machine. When the quinoa is done, fluff with a fork.


Equipment: Rice cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

156 Calories
3g Fat
27g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 156
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Vitamin A 6IU 0%
Folate 78mcg 20%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 85mg 20%
Potassium 241mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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