*A variety of soaked beans will work in this recipe including: adzuki, black, cannellini, great northern, lima, navy, pinto, red kidney, or not-soaked lentils.
**The reason to put the beans directly in the Instant Pot inner pot and the quinoa in the bowl (instead of vice versa) is so that you can take the quinoa out and continue to cook the beans if necessary.
***Quinoa cooked directly in Instant Pot inner pot would only take 5 minutes, with a natural pressure release. Grains cooked with the Pot in Pot method take longer, so the time in this recipe reflects that. The water ratio is also lower than if made directly in inner pot. See QUINOA recipe for directly in pot instructions.
****Cooking Pot-in-Pot is not an exact science. We have done extensive recipe testing and found that this method works best for us. You may find that you need to slightly adjust water ratios and/or times to better suit the type of quinoa you are using, your elevation, the type of inner pot you are using, etc.