May 9, 2017

Pressure Cooker Quinoa

This is my first pressure cooker recipe on the blog, but not the first one I've tried at home. There are so many pressure cooker varieties and while the Instant Pot seems to be the most popular, I have this Cuisinart pressure cooker that works great and it's not as expensive.

It's honestly really exciting to try new recipes in a pressure cooker, but the ones I've loved the most so far are basic like this one.

While I am new to the whole pressure cooker game and honestly the quinoa game, I found a winner recipe for both! I love that quinoa can be a healthier substitute for rice and it still fills you up. It also soaks up the sauce in your lunch or dinner oh so beautifully. ;)
This is such a simple recipe and if you're a pressure cooker beginner like me, this is a perfect one to try out. Plus the quinoa turns out perfectly! I promise you'll love it!

Pressure Cooker Quinoa
Adapted from Hip Pressure Cooking
Serves 4
1 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cup water
1 pinch salt
1. Place the quinoa in a *fine-mesh strainer and rinse under cold water for a few minutes using your hands to rub the grains together.
2. Place the quinoa, water and salt in an electric pressure cooker. Close and lock the lid of the pressure cooker. 
3. Cook for 1 minute at high pressure. Unplug the pressure cooker and open the lid when the pressure indicator/lid-lock has gone down (about 15 to 20 minutes). 
4. Fluff quinoa with a fork and serve.

*If you need a good fine-mesh strainer, I purchased this one last week and love it.

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