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Rice Cooker Quinoa Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Low Sodium)

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. This recipe is simple, tasty, and the rice cooker does all the work for you!

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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!

This Rice Cooker Quinoa Recipe Is:

  • Foolproof
  • Simple
  • Consistent
  • Perfect Every Time
  • Fluffy
  • Tender
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, and SO Good!

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Can I Cook Quinoa in the Rice Cooker?

Absolutely, it’s the BEST way I’ve found to cook quinoa (better than the Instant Pot, in my opinion)! 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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This easy quinoa recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

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What’s In This Rice Cooker Quinoa?

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How Do I Make Quinoa in the Rice Cooker?

  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!

What’s The Best Rice Cooker to Buy?

We have this fantastic Hamilton Beach rice cooker that has lasted us years and years, so I gotta say I’ve been very happy with it! It gets weekly use, and is great for cooking rice, lentils, and quinoa in the rice cooker.  But I’d love to upgrade to this Zojirushi model eventually, it’s THE Cadillac of rice cookers. Our family has it, and it is one fantastic rice cooker. And it has a great feature which keeps the rice warm on the counter, so you can enjoy it all day.

Use This Rice Cooker Quinoa In These Delicious Hearty Salads:

Bruschetta Quinoa Salad Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Simple Lemon Quinoa Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Thai Quinoa Cabbage Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free, Summer Side Dish)

Rainbow Quinoa Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Red Quinoa & Vegetable Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Get the Same Ingredients I Use for My Steamed Quinoa in the Rice Cooker:

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Easy Rice Cooker Quinoa

The Herbeevore
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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 158 kcal

Equipment

  • Rice Cooker

Ingredients
  

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!

Nutrition

Calories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 6gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 299mgPotassium: 247mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 2mg
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