Perfect Rice Cooker Quinoa (Vegan, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, One Pot)

This recipe for rice cooker quinoa is easy, hands off, no stir, and makes absolutely perfect and tender quinoa!  A fast and easy way to cook your whole grains.

Quinoa is one of my favorite grains – especially the red variety!  I love it in salads, soups, tabbouli, pilafs, by itself, you name it and I will probably love it.  I’ve always cooked quinoa on the stovetop in the past… but I had my rice cooker out on the counter yesterday and decided to give quinoa a try.  I love trying out new ways to use the rice cooker aside from just plain old rice.  A few months back I tried Lentils in the Rice Cooker and was hoping that the quinoa would turned out just as good!

Aaaand it definitely did! The texture was perfect and I didn’t have to worry about it on the stovetop while it was cooking (overboiling, burning at the bottom, not steaming properly, too much water, etc).  This will definitely be my go-to cooking method for quinoa from now on!  Just follow the 2:1 water:grain ratio, and add a little seasoning if you want – its a perfect candidate if you want to double the recipe for weekly meal prep.  I’d like to experiment with adding other herbs, veggies, or garlic in the future while cooking.  But for now, here is the basic recipe 🙂

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What’s In This Rice Cooker Quinoa?

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon spices or reasoning

How Do I Make Rice Cooker Quinoa?

  1. Wash and sort the quinoa:  make sure you wash until the water turns clear and pick out any little stones or other bits that may be in there.
  2. Add quinoa, water, salt to the rice cooker, and set it on high (or ‘Grain’ setting which mine has)
  3. When quinoa is finished cooking, check to see that all the water has absorbed, fluff with a fork, and serve!

    Perfect Rice Cooker Quinoa (Vegan, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, One Pot)

    This recipe for rice cooker quinoa is easy, hands off, no stir, and makes absolutely perfect and tender quinoa!  A fast and easy way to cook your whole grains.
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    Prep Time 45 mins
    Total Time 45 mins
    Servings 4

    Ingredients
      

    • 1 cup quinoa
    • 2 cups water
    • 1/2 teaspoon spices or reasoning

    Instructions
     

    • Wash and sort the quinoa:  make sure you wash until the water turns clear and pick out any little stones or other bits that may be in there.
    • Add quinoa, water, salt to the rice cooker, and set it on high (or ‘Grain’ setting which mine has)
    • When quinoa is finished cooking, check to see that all the water has absorbed, fluff with a fork, and serve!
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