Instant Pot Rainbow Quinoa - Fall in love with this superfood!
Recipe type: side
Cuisine: Californian
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Serves:: 4-6 Makes: 5 Cups
Use a ratio of water to quinoa of 1.5 :1.
  • 1 C Rainbow Quinoa, or any color
  • 1½ C Water
  • ¼ t Kosher sea salt
  • For single serving; makes 1¼ Cup:
  • ¼ C Rainbow Quinoa, or any color
  • ⅔ C Water
  • pinch Kosher sea salt
  1. In an instant pot, combine quinoa, salt and water.
  2. Close and lock lid on Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker.
  3. Press pressure cook or manual button, and set for 1 minute.
  4. When Instant Pot has warmed (about 10-15 minutes), cooked for 1 minute, then when beep sounds, press cancel (turn off). (do not allow further cooking on warm)
  5. With lid remaining sealed, allow 10 minutes for pressure to release naturally.
  6. Remove lid and remove cooked quinoa.
  7. Use immediately, or allow to cool, store refrigerated and tightly covered, for up to 1 week.
Recipe by My Sweet California Life at