A quick step-by-step tutorial on how to cook the perfect Instant Pot quinoa every single time. While it still takes about the same amount of time as cooking quinoa on a stovetop, using an Instant Pot (or any other pressure cooker) instead makes this method very hands-off.
Rinse the quinoa under cool running water in a mesh sieve, for about 2-3 minutes.
Add the quinoa, salt, and water (or vegetable broth) to the Instant Pot. Close the lid and select HIGH pressure for 2 minutes and hit Start.
When the time is up, allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes. Remove any remaining pressure and unlock the lid.
Using a fork, fluff the perfectly cooked quinoa. Serve immediately or store for future use.
TO STORE: Let the quinoa completely and store in an air-tight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.TO REHEAT:Stovetop – Add quinoa to a saucepan with a splash of water. Use a fork to break apart any large clumps. Cook on low heat, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa is heated through.Microwave – Combine the quinoa and a small splash of water in a microwave-safe dish. Cook on high heat for 1 minute, or until hot throughout.TO FREEZE: Make a bigger batch of quinoa and store in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw and reheat when you need to use it.