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One Minute Instant Pot Quinoa

Learn how to cook quinoa perfectly for your recipes, pilaf, burritos & salads – the water ratio is key. Makes a big batch in less than 15 minutes! : : DontWasteTheCrumbs.com


  • 1 cup quinoa**
  • 1 cup water**


  1. Measure the quinoa into a fine mesh sieve and thoroughly rinse the quinoa under running water for one full minute.
  2. Then place the rinsed quinoa into the Instant Pot inner pot.
  3. Add the water and place the inner pot into the Instant Pot.
  4. Place the lid on top and seal it, and turn the venting knob to “sealing.” Press “pressure cook” or “manual” on high and adjust the timer to 1 minute.
  5. Let the quinoa cook and when the timer goes off, let the pressure release on its own naturally.
  6. Fluff with a fork and serve warm, OR freeze extras in 2 cup portions for future recipes!


** You can multiply this recipe as needed without changing the cook time. You can also substitute chicken stock for up to 50% of the water.

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