Superfoodies rejoice! My Instant Pot Quinoa recipe takes the guesswork - and manual labor - out of cooking one of our favorite "grains." 20 minutes is all you need to achieve tender, fluffy quinoa that brings a nutty bite to an array of delicious dishes.
Place the quinoa into a fine mesh sieve. Rinse well under cooling running water, shaking occasionally to toss the grains. Continue rinsing until the water runs clear. Shake to remove excess water, then transfer to the inner pot of an instant pot.
Add the water (or broth), olive oil, and salt. Give the pot a little shake to distribute the water and quinoa into an even layer.
Secure the lid and ensure the pressure valve is set to "sealing". Program the instant pot to HIGH pressure for 1 minute. It will take 5-6 minutes for the pot to come to pressure.
Allow the pressure release naturally, until the float valve completely drops, about 15 minutes.
Open the lid away from you to allow the steam to escape. Fluff the quinoa with a fork or spoon and serve or use immediately.
Use cooking spray instead of oil if desired; lightly mist the inner pot with the cooking spray before adding the quinoa, water, and salt.