Plain Quinoa
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Serves: 3-4
  • 1 cup uncooked washed quinoa
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • 1.5 cups water or vegetable or chicken broth (per preference)
  1. Turn on Instant Pot to MANUAL mode
  3. Add into the pot: quinoa, salt (optional) and your cooking liquid (water or broth)
  4. Stir well
  5. Set timer to 1 minute
  6. Place lid on pot and lock
  7. Turn vent on lid to CLOSE VENT
  8. The silver prong next to the vent will pop up once the pot is producing full steam.
  9. Once the timer goes off, allow the steam to release naturally for around 10 minutes
  10. The silver prong will drop down once the steam is fully released.
  11. Open the lid and serve the quinoa
Vegan Variation: this dish is completely vegan

Serve with your favorite entrees or enjoy as is:
Add into soup, salads, stir fries, etc.
Recipe by Instapottin' With Poonam at