Pressure cooking makes simple and quick work of preparing and meal prepping quinoa for dinner, side dishes and breakfast. The result is perfectly fluffy quinoa.
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Side Dish
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Author: Nija Clark | The Vgn Way
6 to 8-quart Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker
Fine mesh colander/strainer
1 + ⅔ cupsWater- about 14 ounces
Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh colander or strainer with cool water and drain. Set aside.
Lightly grease the inside of the Instant Pot with nonstick cooking spray.
Add quinoa, water and salt and give a stir.
Secure the lid on the Instant Pot, set the valve to seal, cook on high pressure for 1 minute. Select pressure cook button for 1 minute. It will take about 5 minutes for the pressure to build, then the countdown timer will start.
Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure. When the cooking time has finished, quick release the pressure.
Fluff the quinoa and serve immediately or refrigerate to serve later
Storage You have two options for storing leftover quinoa.Either refrigerate for 4 to 5 days. Make sure it has cooled to room temperature before covering and chilling.Freezing is your other option. Place in air tight container or freezer bag. Thaw frozen quinoa in the fridge and reheat in the microwave in one minute increments in microwave until heated through.