There are many recipes for quinoa prepared in an Instant Pot® pressure cooker. After much experimentation, I am going to share what works best for me. First, let me tell you a bit more about this little powerhouse seed. Everything I know about quinoa, I learned from my friend Kim of Welcoming Kitchen. She wrote a cookbook called Super Seeds which contains a wealth of information and recipes for quinoa and four other seeds. Quinoa is rich in protein, fiber, and omega 3s to name a few. I love using it as the base of my lunch bowls. It is wonderful in soups and since it is gluten-free and is a nice substitute for pasta (quinoa mac and cheese is delicious).
To make a bowl, I combine 1/2 cup of prepared quinoa, 1/2 cup of baby greens, 1/4 sliced avocado, roasted sweet potatoes, a handful of almonds, and a handful of quartered baby roma tomatoes. I toss with a simple lemon and olive oil dressing, using salt and pepper to taste. It is one of my favorite lunches, and I change up the ingredients and dressing depending on what I have in the fridge. I like to prepare the ingredients early in the week, so I have all of the components to make my healthy weekday lunch easy to put together.
Basic Quinoa in an Instant Pot®
Makes 3 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup quinoa, rinsed.
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Place rinsed quinoa, salt, and water into the Instant Pot®. Set it to manual-high pressure, adjusting the time to 6 minutes. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. When finished, do a quick pressure release, by setting the valve to venting. When safe to open, fluff with fork. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 5 days.
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