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quinoa in an instant pot

How to Make Quinoa in an Instant Pot

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Time to Pressurize: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Cups 1x
  • Category: Quinoa
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Here’s how to make perfectly fluffy quinoa in your Instant Pot in just minutes! This foolproof method will give you delicious quinoa every time.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water


  1. Rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer.
  2. Add the quinoa and water to the Instant Pot and pressure cook on “manual” for 3 minutes.
  3. Let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes, then release any remaining steam and remove the lid.
  4. Let cool slightly, then fluff with a fork.

Keywords: Instant Pot Quinoa