Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Burrito Bowls with Quinoa

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Rated 5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Burrito Bowls with Quinoa
Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Burrito Bowls with Quinoa


  • 2½ cups water
  • 2 cups quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups salsa


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  1. Stir water, quinoa, black beans, kidney beans, onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, cumin, chili powder, and salt together in inner steel pot of pressure cooker. Pour salsa over top (do not stir!).
  2. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent handle to Sealing. Select Pressure Cook and cook on High Pressure for 10 minutes. Let pressure release naturally. 
  3. Fluff quinoa with a fork. Divide quinoa among bowls, add desired toppings, and serve. 
Mealthy tip:

Add your favorite Mexican-inspired toppings. My topping suggestions: salsa, shredded lettuce, avocado, cheese, sour cream, pickled jalapeños, red onions, green onions, or cilantro.

If you do eat meat or animal products, a hard-boiled egg is an excellent protein option!

For more Quinoa recipes, check these out:

Pressure Cooker Chipotle Chicken and Quinoa Bowls

Pressure Cooker Vegetable Quinoa Pulau

Pressure Cooker Quinoa


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Sam Chandler says:

This girl is quinoa obsessed so I couldn't wait to try this recipe. If ya'll have never made quinoa in a pressure cooker, you are doing it all wrong! The PC cooks quinoa perfectly every single time. This is a fail proof recipe and I love to make it for meal prep for the week.

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Max Heron says:

This is one of my favorite quinoa recipes. I used my favorite jarred tomato salsa pinto beans instead of kidney beans, and added a little extra cumin. The quinoa cooks wonderfully in the pressure cooker, perfect texture. I'm tempted to actually take this recipe and wrap the beans and quinoa it in a tortilla to make an actual burrito!

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Elena Weissman says:

Followed recipe exactly and ended up putting it in tortillas for a true burrito. Great flavor and good meatless meal. Seemed just a touch over cooked and a little mushy but still very good. Will definitely make again.

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Dorothy Boucher says:

This looks so good, I am not very fond of quinoa, maybe I had it young and didn't like it or the way someone made it, not sure but I'll have to try this dish, everything looks so good. @tisonlyme143