Mexicali Quinoa – Fantastic tasting & super healthy! - For a side dish, salad, or wraps!
Recipe type: side dish, meatless meal
Cuisine: Mexicali
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Serves:: 4-8 Makes: 4¾ Cup
Try this Nacho Doritos® spice mix!
  • 1 C Rainbow Quinoa, or any color (will make 4 cups)If pre-cooked, start at step 9
  • 1½ C Water
  • ½ C Red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ C Green onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 2-4 Fresh limes, juiced, to taste
  • 1 T Nacho Spice Mix
  1. To cook quinoa:
  2. In an instant pot, combine quinoa and water.
  3. Close and lock lid on Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker.
  4. Press pressure cook or manual button, and set for 1 minute.
  5. 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)
  6. With lid remaining sealed, allow 10 minutes for pressure to release naturally.
  7. Remove lid and remove cooked quinoa.
  8. Use immediately, or allow to cool, store refrigerated and tightly covered, for up to 1 week.
  9. To make salad:
  10. While still warm, add bell pepper, green onions, lime juice and nacho spice mix.
  11. Toss gently.
  12. Serve warm or cooled.
  13. Refrigerate for up to a week, tightly covered. (may need to add more spice and lime juice)
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