Meal Prep: Pressure Cooker Vegan Quinoa Burrito Bowl

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Rated 5.0 based on 8 customer reviews
Meal Prep: Pressure Cooker Vegan Quinoa Burrito Bowl
Meal Prep: Pressure Cooker Vegan Quinoa Burrito Bowl


  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup white quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup red salsa
  • 1 cup water


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  1. Heat oil in pressure cooker set to Sauté.
  2. Cook and stir green bell pepper and red onion in hot oil until soft, 5 to 8 minutes; season with cumin and salt. Continue cooking vegetables until fragrant, about 1 minute more.
  3. Press Cancel.
  4. Stir black beans, quinoa, salsa, and water with the vegetable mixture.
  5. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
  6. Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 12 minutes on High pressure.
  7. Once the cooking cycle has completed, allow pressure to release naturally.
  8. Fluff quinoa with a fork and divide into five sealable meal containers; refrigerate for up to a week.
Mealthy Tip

Quinoa grows in a variety of colors, but the red, black and white quinoa are found most commonly in supermarkets. While the taste and nutritional value of each color is about the same, white quinoa tends to cook up fluffier. Rinsing quinoa removes it's natural coating, called saponin, which can make it taste bitter or soapy. This is a naturally occurring chemical which coats every tiny grain of quinoa to ward off insects.

For more Quinoa recipes, check these out:

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Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Burrito Bowls with Quinoa

Pressure Cooker Quinoa

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 134 calories; 2g fat; 23.7g carbohydrates; 6g protein; 0mg cholesterol; 730mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 730mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 23.7g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Sugars 4.0g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 3% Iron 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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George Delamea says:

I have to admit that I didn't make this with quinoa. So there's that. I used this cool grains mixture featuring Japanese barley (in a green bag, but don't have the name anymore), which is delicious. I just don't really like quinoa's texture. Used a very spicy salsa with this and it was terrific. I liked it as a reheated lunch as described in the recipe. Not sure I would be quite as fond of it for dinner, to be honest. It's a great lunch, though. Definitely try this!

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Sam Dalton says:

I really liked this meal prep! My wife convinced me to try quinoa and it was much better than I expected. I love how light it is. Lots of good flavor too.

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Jessica Scott says:

This quinoa burrito bowl meal prep was amazing! The black bean, salsa, and quinoa mixture was so flavorful thanks to the bell peppers and onions. I always love using my pressure cooker and this just gives me one more reason.

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Laura Griffin says:

This quinoa burrito bowl meal prep was so good! I am now totally obsessed with quinoa. It cooks so perfectly in the pressure cooker, and I've also made it without a pressure cooker. So easy and delicious.

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Jazzy Brewer says:

I’ve always skipped the rinsing step, not knowing that was a must. Now I know why I always got that soapy flavor. This time I followed the steps and it was amazing. This is a great meal prep recipe, especially when you add some of your favorite toppings.

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Onur Alpay says:

So delicious + so easy and only takes 25mins including the preparation. Thank you

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Juli D says:

You don’t need the apostrophe on it’s in your description. It is a possessive pronoun, not a contraction.