Learn how to cook quinoa grain in the stove top, instant pot, slow cooker, and rice cooker for a gluten free grain perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
- 1 cup pre-rinsed quinoa grain
- 1 3/4 – 2 cups water or stock
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Stove Top Option:
Boil 2 cups of water or stock over high heat. Add 1 cup of quinoa, and bring the liquid back to a boil.
Cover, and reduce heat to medium. Simmer for about 12 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
Instant Pot Option:
Add 2 cups of quinoa, 3 cups of liquid, and salt to the Instant Pot.
Pressure cook for 1 minute.
Slow release for 15 minutes. Flip the valve to remove any remaining pressure.
Slow Cooker Option:
Add 1 cup of quinoa, 1 ¾ cups quinoa, and salt to the slow cooker.
Cook on low for 4-6 hours, occasionally fluffing with a fork.
Rice Cooker Option:
Add 2 cups quinoa and 3 cups water to the rice cooker.
Cook on rice or whole grain mode.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Stove Top, Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup (3/4 cup cooked)
- Calories: 170
- Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 0 mg
- Fat: 1.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 32 g
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 6 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: quinoa, gluten free, grain, side dish, ancient grains, gluten free grains