Pressure Cooker Quinoa

I love quinoa, and I love my pressure cooker...I hate waiting for my quinoa to cook..... my pressure cooker cooks things...real fast....soooo....I decided to pressure cook my quinoa.  I used the book that came with it to kind of gauge how I wanted to proceed and came up with this:

 Bring 2 1/4 cups of veggie stock or water to a boil in the cooker.

Stir in 1 1/2 cups rinsed quinoa and a little sea salt

 Lock the lid in place and set your timer for 2 minutes (you don't have to wait for it to reach high pressure)

Turn off the heat after 2 minutes, whether or not your cooker has reached high pressure.

Allow the pressure to come down on its own for 10 minutes(I like crunchy quinoa so I only do 8 minutes) and release the lid. Makes 4 cups.

If your quinoa isn't done how you like it, replace the lid and allow it to steam in the leftover heat for another minute or two.

 Fluff with a fork. Perfection!

I froze bags full of 1 cup quinoa so I can just grab and go for lunch, breakfast, snack, etc...



  1. This post reassured me of the fact that I need a pressure cooker in my life. I love me on quinoa!

  2. Love it although I use a stove top cooker and a slightly different method. No salt added to mine until after cooking.

    I toast my rinsed quinoa in the cooker and then add the 2 1/4 cups liquid for 1 1/2 cups quinoa (you are right on with the amounts - well done). I bring to pressure for 5 minutes and let the pressure come down naturally which takes about 5 minutes. Perfect quinoa every time. I like my quinoa less done (al dente), too.

    I much prefer my stove top cooker but to each their own. I loved my pressure cookers so much that I wrote a cookbook: The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30 Minutes.

    Thanks for this post.


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