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One Minute Quinoa Instant Pot

One Minute Quinoa Instant Pot is a simple and quick method of cooking quinoa in a pressure cooker
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword gluten-free, healthy, quinoa recipes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 222kcal
Author bhavana


  • measuring cup used 1 cup = 240ml
  • 1 cup rinsed and drained Quinoa
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • salt to taste optional


  • Rinse the Quinoa to remove the natural coating, called saponin, which can make it taste bitter or soapy.Drain excess water.
  • In the Instant Pot, add water ,quinoa and salt.
  • Close the lid on the pot, and turn valve to SEALING position.
  • Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) for 1 minute. Once the pot beeps, let it release the pressure naturally(NPR) for 10 minutes (Wait until silver button on lid drops).
  • Remove lid away from you and fluff quinoa with a fork or serving spoon.
  • Perfect Quinoa is ready to serve immediately or place into freezer bags for long-term freezer storage.


1. Rinse Quinoa in a fine-mesh sieve, if desired (most brands come pre-rinsed to remove bitter coating called saponin).
2. Double the recipe to make more ~ 2 cup Quinoa, 2.5 cups Water and 1 tsp Salt, and cook for the same amount of time.
3.I have prepared this dish in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot DUO60 6 QT
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 8.1g | Fat: 3.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 563318mg | Fiber: 5.2g | Sugar: 1.6g | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 4.6mg