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Instant Pot Quinoa

*Because you are using a pressure cooker rather than a stovetop, the water ratio will be less. No evaporation occurs when using the Instant Pot leaving the quinoa perfectly fluffy! Perfect quinoa every time. Pinky promise.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup liquid broth or water
  • dash of salt


  1. Rinse quinoa in a fine-mesh sieve, if desired (most brands come pre-rinsed to remove the bitter coating called saponin)
  2. Set the timer for 1 minute on Manual/High Pressure.
  3. Walk away.
  4. Allow for a natural pressure release (no not let out steam) after the cooking time has elapsed.
  5. If the pressure hasn't released after 15 minutes, release any remaining pressure manually.
  6. Fluff the quinoa with a fork, and serve immediately or place into freezer bags to enjoy later!