Pressure Cooker Quinoa

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Quinoa
Pressure Cooker Quinoa


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Mealthy Tip

Whatever variety of quinoa you have, this recipe will nail the texture every time. There are so many great uses for quinoa. Toast it and sprinkle over salad for a high-protein topping with great texture. Sauté with vegetables and sauce for a new take on stir-fry. Top it with a poached egg for a protein-packed breakfast.

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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 37 calories; 1g fat; 6.6g carbohydrates; 1g protein; 0mg cholesterol; 63mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 37 Calories from Fat5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat0g 0%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat0.2g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 6.6g 2%
Dietary Fiber1g 3%
Protein 1g
Vitamin A0% Vitamin C0%
Calcium1% Iron3%

* 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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McKenzie C says:

I love quinoa, but when I first started making it I was cooking it all wrong. This pressure cooker version is so quick and easy. Much faster than cooking on the stove top, and with better results. It's never under or over cooked when following this recipe. Thanks so much, Caroline!

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Melissa P says:

I have so many failed attempts at making quinoa because I’m inpatient and/or walk away while it’s cooking and leave it on too long. This recipe for making it my pressure cooker takes all the guess work out and results in perfect, fluffy quinoa every time. I no longer call it my pressure cooker, I call it my quinoa cooker. Amazing!

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Erin Hudson says:

My husband and I have been try to pack more protein into our diets since we have been working out. This quinoa recipe was super easy thanks to the instant pot. paired this dish with pan seared chicken breast with squash and zucchini.

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Amy L says:

I used chicken broth instead of water and it was delicious. This was also my first time making quinoa and it was so easy. Definitely rinse before cooking, I almost missed that tip when reading this and I couldn’t believe how murky the rinse water was.

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Paige Allison says:

This was my first item cooked in my new pot and turned out great. I used chicken broth, added salt, pepper and granulated garlic powder. I can’t believe it actually worked! Has anyone tried to double the recipe or use more water or brother to yield more cooked quinoa? Thanks!