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Instant Pot Quinoa - the perfect fluffy and delicious! Not mushy! It's all about the water to quinoa ratio #instantpotquinoa #perfect quinoa

How to Cook Perfect Quinoa in the Instant Pot

A fail-proof method for making light and fluffy quinoa every time in your Instant Pot!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Servings: 6


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or cooking spray
  • 1 cup quinoa uncooked
  • 1 ¼ cups water


  • Rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer under cold water for 1 minute to remove any bitter residue.
  • Use the oil or cooking spray to coat the bottom and sides of the Instant Pot. Pour the quinoa and water in the pot, stir and put lid on. Turn pressure valve to the SEALED position.
  • Press the MANUAL button, make sure it is set to HIGH pressure and set timer for 1 minute. When time is up, let the Instant Pot naturally release for 5 minutes. Turn the pressure valve to the VENTING position and allow the remaining steam to escape.
  • Remove the lid, fluff the quinoa with a fork and serve.


  • To Store: Keep left-overs in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1.3mg