Instant Pot Quinoa

Instant Pot Quinoa could be just the gluten free, dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and fodmap friendly recipe you've been looking for. This side dish has 219 calories, 8g of protein, and 4g of fat per serving. For 69 cents per serving, this recipe covers 12% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 3. If you have quinoa, lime zest, water, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. A few people made this recipe, and 55 would say it hit the spot. It is brought to you by Rachel Cooks. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 30 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 81%, this dish is awesome. Similar recipes are How to make Instant pot Quinoa // Quinoa Caprese Salad, Instant Pot Quinoa Pilaf, and Instant Pot Quinoa Grain Bowl.

Servings: 3

Preparation duration: 5 minutes

Cooking duration: 1 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa, rinsed until water runs clear

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups water or broth

1/2 teaspoon avocado oil (or other light-tasting oil)

1/2 teaspoon lime zest (omit for plain quinoa)

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (omit for plain quinoa)

3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (omit for plain quinoa)

Equipment:

pressure cooker

instant pot

Cooking instruction summary:

In the Instant Pot or other pressure cooker, combine quinoa, salt, water, and oil. Secure Instant Pot lid and turn valve to seal. Set pressure cooker to manual for 1 minute on high. When it has finished cooking let the pressure release naturally (in other words, leave it alone) until the valve lowers, about 10-15 minutes. Remove cover and stir in lime and cilantro, if desired.

 

Step by step:


1. In the Instant Pot or other pressure cooker, combine quinoa, salt, water, and oil.

2. Secure Instant Pot lid and turn valve to seal. Set pressure cooker to manual for 1 minute on high. When it has finished cooking let the pressure release naturally (in other words, leave it alone) until the valve lowers, about 10-15 minutes.

3. Remove cover and stir in lime and cilantro, if desired.


Nutrition Information:

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219k Calories
8g Protein
4g Total Fat
37g Carbs
47% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
219k
11%

Fat
4g
6%

  Saturated Fat
0.49g
3%

Carbohydrates
37g
13%

  Sugar
0.26g
0%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
203mg
9%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
8g
16%

Manganese
1mg
58%

Magnesium
114mg
29%

Folate
106µg
27%

Phosphorus
261mg
26%

Copper
0.36mg
18%

Fiber
4g
16%

Iron
2mg
15%

Vitamin B6
0.28mg
14%

Vitamin B1
0.21mg
14%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Vitamin B2
0.18mg
11%

Potassium
339mg
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
10%

Selenium
4µg
7%

Vitamin C
4mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.46mg
5%

Vitamin B3
0.89mg
4%

Calcium
32mg
3%

Vitamin K
1µg
1%

covered percent of daily need
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