Wondering how to cook quinoa in an Instant Pot? Find out how to make the perfect quinoa every single time with this simple Instant Pot recipe.

If you're new to Instant Potting (that's a real term, right?), you're probably thinking what should I cook first?

You could start off with one of these foolproof Instant Pot recipes for newbies, which just happens to include this Instant Pot quinoa recipe.

Now if you're not a huge quinoa person, I'm here to convert you because quinoa is a power food. My husband likes to call it the forgotten grain. Besides, my kids actually eat it too. And it's one of those feel good foods.

Plus, quinoa's a fun word to saw spookily, like they do in this book during a game of Zombie tag. Quinnoaaa!!

And it would be a pretty solid Scrabble word.

Like seriously is there anything quinoa can't do at this point?

Instant Pot quinoa recipe

So You Got an Instant Pot...Now Here's How to Cook Quinoa to Perfection!

Now cooking quinoa in the Instant Pot is super, duper easy. I promise.

In fact, it's one of those dump it all in and walk away style recipes. Those are my fave, by the way 😉

Woah, that sounds easy!

I know, right?

It's scientifically proven that even your cat could make this recipe. Assuming the cat doesn't bat the ingredients off the counter first though...

Okay, not really, but seriously you need to try Instant Pot quinoa at some point in your life because it's ridiculously easy to make and so good!

Quinoa in Instant Pot

This Instant Pot Quinoa is Great for Salads, as a Side Dish, or Whatever Feeds Your Soul!

One of my favorite ways to serve quinoa is to throw it at my kids' faces.

But actually, the real way I serve it up is to make it into a quinoa salad with fresh veggies, chickpeas, and a little lemon juice and olive oil vinaigrette. Mmm so delicious!

We also cook up a batch when we do make-your-own salad nights for a bit of extra protein and nutrition, but really it's tasty on its own too.

How to cook quinoa in an Instant Pot

You'll Love this Instant Pot Quinoa!

So here's why you'll want to hurry up and try Instant Pot quinoa:

  • It's delicious served warm or cold.

  • You can use broth instead of water to boost nutrition.

  • Be adventurous with spices to create fun new flavors, like a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and some dill. Whatever floats your boat.

  • Serve it cold with chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, lemon juice, and olive oil for a tasty salad or side dish.

  • Quinoa is a complete protein so it makes for a nutritious school lunch idea for the kids.

How to make quinoa in an Instant Pot

How to Cook Quinoa in an Instant Pot

Ready to give this Instant Pot quinoa recipe a try? Good decision. Let's do this before the kids raid the pantry!

Instant Pot quinoa recipe

How to cook quinoa in an Instant Pot pressure cooker.



  1. Add all the ingredients to the Instant Pot and give it a quick stir.

  2. Cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.

  3. Quick or natural release, depending on how hungry you are.

How to cook quinoa in an Instant Pot pressure cooker that's perfectly light and fluffy