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How to Cook Quinoa in the Instant Pot

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 How to Cook Quinoa in the Instant Pot

As with our post on how to make boiled eggs in the Instant Pot, I wouldn't consider this a recipe but have to share it because I have been so impressed with the way the quinoa has turned out in the Instant Pot.

Also similar to the boiled eggs, it technically isn't that much faster but it doesn't require as much supervision either and the quinoa doesn't stick like it does when cooking on a stovetop. I timed it and it took just over 19 minutes from start to finish. If you are tired of forgetting that you are boiling water for quinoa and then having it boil over and creating a mess, you must try this way! You just add all of the ingredients, set it and be done. You don't have to worry about bringing anything to a boil and then adding the quinoa, etc.

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We have the 6 quart Instant Pot (it has over 22,000 customer reviews on Amazon with 4.5 stars!

 How to Cook Quinoa in the Instant Pot

How to Cook Quinoa in the Instant Pot


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups of water or chicken broth (or a combination of both)


  1. Add the quinoa and liquid to the Instant Pot. Ensure your vent is sealed.
  2. Press the rice button and let your Instant Pot do the hard work!
  3. Once finished cooking (and the pot beeps) turn the knob to venting. Once the release is finsihed, your quinoa is ready!