A foolproof method for making quinoa in the Instant Pot for salads, bowls and more.
1cupquinoa(red or tricolor)
1 1/2cupsliquid(water, vegetable or chicken broth)
Rinse the quinoa under cold running water to remove quinoa's natural coating, called saponin, which can make it taste bitter or soapy. Some boxed quinoa is often pre-rinsed, it doesn't hurt to give the seeds an additional rinse.
Add quinoa and liquid to the Instant Pot. Turn valve to sealing.
Cover and cook 2 minutes on high pressure and then let pressure release naturally, about 10 minutes.