How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker
How to cook quinoa in a rice cooker- this trick makes cooking quinoa hands off and even easier! No more worrying about your water boiling over, and perfect fluffy quinoa every time.
- 1 spritz oil (optional)
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water see note 1
- 1 pinch salt
Spray the rice cooker insert lightly with oil (optional but I find it helps keep the quinoa nice and fluffy all the way through).
Rinse quinoa under the tap for 20 seconds in a fine mesh sieve. Shake off excess water and add to the pot.
Add a pinch of salt, then 2 cups of water.
Cook rice using the 'white rice' function (if your rice cooker has that option; otherwise just press cook). After cooking, fluff it up and enjoy!
1- for added flavor, swap the water for vegetable or chicken stock
2- quinoa triples in size as it cooks, so 1 cup of uncooked quinoa should yield 3 cups of cooked quinoa
Cooked quinoa should be stored in the fridge within 2 hours of cooking.
Store in an air tight container for up to 4 days, or freeze in a freezer bag or meal prep container for up to 3 months.
Consider swapping the water for chicken stock, or using the spice ratios in these 7 rice recipes
Serving: 1/4 batch | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.9mg