1-Minute Quinoa
By :Thasneen Naina
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Votes: 12
Rating: 4.25
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration less than 15 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Quinoa, Vegetables
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa rinsed
  • 1 cup mixed veggies
  • 3 leaves kale chopped
  • 1 handful dried cranberries optional or use raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-4 pinches salt to your taste
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds optional
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration less than 15 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Quinoa, Vegetables
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa rinsed
  • 1 cup mixed veggies
  • 3 leaves kale chopped
  • 1 handful dried cranberries optional or use raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-4 pinches salt to your taste
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds optional
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
Votes: 12
Rating: 4.25
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Instructions
  1. Rinse quinoa in water, I didn't soak the quinoa.
  2. Into the pot add all the above mentioned ingredients. You could add any kind of seasonings you want.
  3. Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Make sure pressure release valve is in sealing position.
  4. Click Manual, then click Pressure- choose high pressure. Set time to 1 minute and walk away. It will take a few minutes for the pressure to build, after that the timer will start.
  5. After 1 minute, you will hear the beep. Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, after that turn the pressure release valve to venting. After the steam has completely released, open the lid.
  6. Perfectly cooked quinoa is ready to be served. I like the bite of dried cranberries- it has a sweet and tart taste. If you don't have dried cranberries, add raisins instead.
  7. Serve Mixed veg quinoa along with grilled or baked chicken, fish or roasted veggies.
12 replies
  1. JaimiDawn
    JaimiDawn says:

    This was so simple, and tastes great. I used a mixture of peas, corn, and edemame. I used raisins instead of cranberries, as I didnt have cranberries. Also did not have kale, so I omitted it.

  2. Jarena
    Jarena says:

    I used Sodium free vegetable broth instead of water. Veggies: carrots, broccoli, red sweet pepper anf purple onion. I added a solash of olive oil and once pressure released added cherry tonatoes and mozzeral cheese… delish!

  3. Densim
    Densim says:

    Aurait besoin d’une plus grande quantité d’assaisonnements, il me semble que je doublerais toutes les quantirés.

  4. Beckhomeck
    Beckhomeck says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. So good! I added vegies tray leftover and some frozen corn and sweet potatoes and topped with some butter
    I did have to cook it a little longer with more liquid. Had my first “burn” notice so didnt get enough liquid. Next time ill add more to start.
    Pan cleaned up easily with my crocheted dish scrubby

  5. Ejforest2@yahoo.com
    Ejforest2@yahoo.com says:

    So happy I found this recioe
    Mine: chopped broccoli, thin slices of leeks, green onions, chopped spinach, chopped red peppers, Shreded small sweet potato plus 1/2 a teaspoon Tumeric a 1/4 teaspoon salt plus your spices (no lemon) vegetable broth. Served w black beans, tomatoes and avocado. Wow!
    Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  6. Riverhunter
    Riverhunter says:

    Not sure why mine didnt turn out…manual high for 1 minute, let sit 5 minutes…not done. Did it again for 1 minute let natural release for 8…still not done. I’m giving this to my chickens.

  7. caryncorcoran
    caryncorcoran says:

    I made this today. It turned out wirh lots of flavor. Though a portion of tne quinoa was glued to tne bottom of my pot. Maybe I should use the rice setting amd not high pressure.
    Thank you!

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