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10 Plus Awesome Instant pot  Quinoa Recipe Ideas featuring healthy, easy to make and gluten free breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes made with quinoa.


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It’s definitely not a secret that we are a obsessed with quinoa! For good reason  :) We can’t seem to get enough of the stuff and crave the stuff more and more each day. This superfood/grain-like seed cooks up super fast, is protein and fiber packed and can be flavored in just about any way possible.

The electric pressure cooker is perfect for making quinoa dishes  It takes Just 1 Minute of the time than it takes to make QUINOA on the stovetop. Most importantly the Instant Pot makes cooking this healthy quinoa easy and reliable.

Why is quinoa great for meal prep?

With a large batch of cooked quinoa, you can create an entire week or even a month's worth of meals, quickly and easily. Plain quinoa freezes beautifully and a fully prepared quinoa recipe will last in the fridge for up to five days. It is normally eaten warm , room temperature or even  cold! So no worries if your office doesn’t have a microwave.

Learn how to make perfect, fluffy quinoa recipe – It’s fast, flavorful, and easily made in advance for speedy lunches and sides for work, school, or home! Serve it warm or cold. Sprinkle quinoa onto salads, serve as a side dish, fold in chopped veggies, seeds, beans or nuts or even make ‘breakfast quinoa’ in place of oatmeal. Use in tacos, veggie burgers and so much more.

How to cook perfect Quinoa in Instant Pot

 You won’t believe the flavors in this easy-to-make Instant Pot Vegetable Quinoa Soup! Who knew healthy could taste so good.  This healthy soup is vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian.


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This Vegetable Quinoa Pulao/Pilaf is yet another favorite quinoa dish that my family LOVES!!  It’s light and refreshing and it’s perfect for meal prep lunches, picnics or parties. It is a crowd-pleaser!

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This Instant pot Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast Porridge is so convenient. I just throw everything into the Electric pressure cooker and delicious breakfast is “ready in a jiffy ” A perfect fall breakfast, Enjoy a warm and cozy breakfast with this protein-rich Quinoa Porridge. Tastes like pumpkin pie and is such a great way to start your day! 

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Instant Pot Quinoa Fried “Rice” tastes just like your favorite takeout meal, packed with veggies and can be on your table in under 15 minutes .

instant pot Pineapple quinoa fried rice

This Easy Vegetarian Instant Pot Tortilla Quinoa Soup Recipe has all the flavors you’d expect in a Mexican inspired soup!  It is a delicious vegetarian, gluten-free version that is filled with fiber and protein.

instant pot tortilla quinoa soup

Instant- pot  Meal prep Quinoa burrito bowl is a healthy twist to a popular Mexican takeout favorite . It’s perfect for healthy meal prep/ lunch-box idea! Come fall in love with this Instant pot Quinoa Burrito Bowl.

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 Instant Pot Curried Quinoa Pilaf /Pulav is my recipe for a go-to weeknight dinner. This nutritious fare is vegan and gluten-free. Total winner!

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Other Quinoa Recipes to give you Inspiration to prepare Quinoa in an instant pot

If you are like us and love to meal prep Quinoa for the week, here are few delicious and unique recipes we use cooked Quinoa. You can make the Quinoa in an instant pot and keep it refrigerated / or freeze for your next adventure.


These No-Fry Crispy Quinoa bites are delicious on top of a salad, or just as finger food for your next get together. 


quinoa bites

This Vegan Ceviche Quinoa Salad Recipe is a refreshing vegan twist to the classic Mexican Ceviche. It’s easy to make, on-the-table in minutes, a perfect party appetizer, salad for lunch or afternoon snack when paired with chips. 

vegan ceviche quinoa salad recipe

This Asian Quinoa Salad with Sesame Ginger-Garlic Dressing makes for a protein-packed, no-cook meal the whole family will enjoy!

quinoa salad