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Instant Pot Quinoa

Fluffy healthy instant pot quinoa!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 221kcal


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa (rinse if not pre-rinsed)
  • 1 cup broth
  • 2 Tablespoon avocado oil or spray oil


Instant Pot Instructions

  • Rinse quinoa with cold water for about a minute. Or until water runs clear
  • In instant pot coat bottom of pan with oil. Add quinoa broth and cook high pressure for 1 minute. natural release for at least 4 minutes up to 10 minutes then quick release. Fluff with fork. 
  • Serve with your favorite salads, veggies or meats! if serving with a cold salad allow to cool before tossing with cold ingredients. 


  • Cook Tri-Color quinoa longer than white quinoa. Cook for 2 minutes and natural release 10 minutes.

Stove Top Instructions

  • Rinse quinoa with cold water for about a minute. Bring quinoa and broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Let quinoa cool.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg